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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
1813
70%
Narcolepsy
352
70%
Bipolar Disorder
35
83%
Depression
29
79%
Asperger Syndrome
27
78%
Overall, 71% (2379 Members) find Ritalin helpful
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Ritalin Reviews

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The meds help with him at school but at home he lets loose. 10mg morning and after school.
Working / Worked
Im ADD so I have to take Ritalin to help calm my thoughts.
Working / Worked
It works great makes you ambitions
Working / Worked
3 a day, like clockwork. Thank goodness for this medication.
Working / Worked
helps get through the day
Working / Worked
seemed to work for a while, could tell when the dose wore off. After a while, I couldn't tell whether it was working or not
Working / Worked
DId, but could easily dose self in times of high stress or when cramming.
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
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Ritalin?
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    After Provigal & Amantadine stopped working I was prescribed Ritalin. It works great with no side effects. There is nothing to be worried about.... [More]