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What are the differences between cocaine and methylphenidate?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Very little

Cocaine and methylphenidate are very much alike.
They both go to the same receptor site in the brain and can cause the same symptoms when taken the same way. They are so much alike that they are used interchangeably in medical research.

In brief: Very little

Cocaine and methylphenidate are very much alike.
They both go to the same receptor site in the brain and can cause the same symptoms when taken the same way. They are so much alike that they are used interchangeably in medical research.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine

In brief: See below

Both drugs increase Dopamine based communication in the brain.
They differ in their mechanisms, duration of action, speed of onset of action. The main difference is that methylphenidate has a more moderate and consistent effect allowing those with add to improve clinically.

In brief: See below

Both drugs increase Dopamine based communication in the brain.
They differ in their mechanisms, duration of action, speed of onset of action. The main difference is that methylphenidate has a more moderate and consistent effect allowing those with add to improve clinically.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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