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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

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Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
Asperger Syndrome
Overall, 71% (2382 Members) find Ritalin helpful

Ritalin Reviews

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Turned my life around
The meds help with him at school but at home he lets loose. 10mg morning and after school.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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  1. Discussion: Ritalin?
    I started experiencing heart palpitations and panic attacks (which I hadn't had for many years). It wasn't necessarily tied to the ritalin - but they ... [More]
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  3. Discussion: Ritalin?
    Ritalin, Adderall and other ADHD meds are given by some drs for fibro. [More]
  4. Discussion: Ritalin?
    Hi All, Has anyone tried taking ritalin as a support for fibro fog? I was previously on it for ADHD (prior to the fibro diagnosis). I've been t... [More]
  5. 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]