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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
1796
70%
Narcolepsy
348
70%
Bipolar Disorder
35
83%
Depression
28
79%
Asperger Syndrome
27
78%
Overall, 71% (2350 Members) find Ritalin helpful
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Ritalin Reviews

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Working / Worked
Working okay, maybe could be better?
Working / Worked
Currently in the process of being diagnosed. Trying to get a lumbar CSF test so I don't need to get off my meds to do sleep test.
Working / Worked
I am 18 years old I have had ADD all my life. I have always thought I was different because I can get out of control and can't focus. I feel like Ritalin has helped me focus and I feel more motivated at times to do my school work. I am a freshman in college. The side affects are I am moody at times, like I get mad I guess if that makes sense like I'm grouchy, and I get bad headaches and dry mouth. But I keep myself hydrated all I drink is water, I don't drink caffeine because it makes it worse
Working / Worked
It's working great
Working / Worked
I take methylphenidate. Ive taken it most of my life. Its one of the few that has helped me the most.
Working / Worked
Also just made him more intense and wired.
Working / Worked
It did not work.
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.
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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]