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(also known as Methylin)
Methylphenidate (MPH) is an amphetamine-like prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. It is also one of the primary drugs used to treat symptoms of traumatic brain injury and the daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue sy... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
ADHD / ADD
1770
70%
Narcolepsy
346
70%
Bipolar Disorder
35
83%
Depression
28
79%
Asperger Syndrome
27
78%
Overall, 71% (2321 Members) find Ritalin helpful
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Ritalin Reviews

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Working / Worked
using with concerta to extend my day
Working / Worked
It is too new to us to know, at this point.
Working / Worked
I was a kid, but it worked. Side effects? I took it 3 times a day 7 days a week. I didn't grow or gain weight for 4 years. When I took myself off the med, my bodily systems caught up.
Working / Worked
Working well for me right now. I take 20mg SR twice a day.
Working / Worked
Ritialin helped with some areas but hurt me with other areas.
Working / Worked
Worked for most of my life... stopped working after I had taken it for a long time though :(

But, caused me to become anorexic when I was younger (I had absolutely no apatite), but I learned to force myself to eat.
Working / Worked
Worked well for me a few years before I got switched to Adderall, but I was at a very high dose (80 mg/day). With quick-release version I had rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, but I was focused. However, only tried that initially, then went to extended release. From that I got a slight 45 minutes of euphoria after about a half hour of taking (which I miss), but that leveled off until about 8 hours after last dose, when I had a 45 minute "zombie" period.
Working / Worked
Works great as long as I remember to take it lol
Working / Worked
it kind of worked but i had sever stomach cramps while on it.
Working / Worked
when i take it in smaller doses and don't abuse it, it does work
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Ritalin
    After Provigal & Amantadine stopped working I was prescribed Ritalin. It works great with no side effects. There is nothing to be worried about.... [More]
  2. Discussion: Ritalin
    I recently changed from amantadine to ritalin without any problems. I started out with 5 mg but will probably increase to 10mg. my dr. wanted to sta... [More]
  3. Discussion: Ritalin
    Hi I have been on Provigil for the past 3 years to help with the extreme fatigue. For some unknown reason Provigil seems to have been discontinued ... [More]
  4. Advice: Ritalin?
    Today is day1 on the ritalin. So far I am exhausted!!!! took it at 6:30am. It is now 4:22pm. I have moved around alot today! Noticing a little somethi... [More]
  5. Advice: Ritalin?
    I hope that this is a good thing that My MD gave me a script for Ritalin today to help with the daytime sleepies. Some background: sleep apnea/c-pap... [More]