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What is the difference between methamphetamines and methylphenidates?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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In brief: Stimulants

Methamphetamine (desoxyn) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants.
It comes in 2 forms; dextro- form which is the psychostimulant, & the levo-form which is an over-the-counter nasal decongestant. Meth is highly addictive. Methylphenidate (ritalin) belong to the non-amphetamine group of stimulants. Due to ritalin's short elimination half-life, rebound symptoms are more common.

In brief: Stimulants

Methamphetamine (desoxyn) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants.
It comes in 2 forms; dextro- form which is the psychostimulant, & the levo-form which is an over-the-counter nasal decongestant. Meth is highly addictive. Methylphenidate (ritalin) belong to the non-amphetamine group of stimulants. Due to ritalin's short elimination half-life, rebound symptoms are more common.
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