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Methylphenidate

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Central Nervous System Agent Ritalin® tablet, Ritalin® LA capsule, Medikinet® MR, Concerta® ER tablet Adult, Children

Methylphenidate - What is it for

Methylphenidate is a medication used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants, and it works by stimulating certain parts of the brain which are underactive. This medicine can help improve attention and concentration, reduce impulsive behavior, and manage sleep disorders.

Methylphenidate - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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