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Methylphenidate (Definition)

Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a ...Read more


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Quasym LP is a brand name of methylphenidate sold in france. I did not respond to ritalin or concerta. Is this likely to help ?

Same drug: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Concerta are brand names of two methylphenadate based products. The Concerta is a timed released delivery system that has some advantages over the short acting products, but you are dealing withe same med. ...Read more

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What is methylphenidate?

What is methylphenidate?

It is the generic: name for medication used for treatment of ADD/ADHD. The short acting form is commonly known as Ritalin(and Methylin) and the longer acting forms are Concerta, Metadate and Quillivant. It is a stimulant and is a controlled substance, and is prescribed by pediatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists.It should only be taken by the person it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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What is ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down their revving engine so they can concentrate more effectively, complete tasks, not be in constant motion. It's a controlled substance which requires a special prescription in many states. ...Read more

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How old is ritalin (methylphenidate) ?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) history: The original patent was owned by ciba, now novartis corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda) in 1955 for treating what was then known as hyperactivity. Prescribed to patients beginning in 1960, the drug became heavily prescribed in the 1990s, when the diagnosis of adhd itself became more widely accepted. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/methylphenidate. ...Read more

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What is the history of methylphenidate?

Around a long time: Mph was developed in the 1950's and first studied in what we now call adhd in 1961. It has been used mostly for adhd but also for certain sleep disorders since. Its use has varied over the years, as has belief in adhd as a "real" disorder. It is a stimulant and can be abused. Used appropriately, it can be highly beneficial in reducing adhd symptoms, but it does not cure the disorder. ...Read more

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Why is ritalin (methylphenidate) better?

Better than what?: Please rephrase your question to indicate better than what? ...Read more

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How do you get ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Controlled substance: This is a class 2 controlled substance that is monitored by state and federal officials from the point of manufacture to consumption. If you have a condition where this is used, your physician must document how the diagnosis was made, and provide a prescription on special forms. In my state the quantity prescribed at one time is limited and all refills require a separate written prescription. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more