A 52-year-old member asked:
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Are Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adipex amphetamines?

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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is methyphenidate, which is similar to the amphetamines, but a bit different chemically. Adieux is a central nervous system stimulant which is used to curb appetite, but is also not an amphetamine.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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