Ritalin 10mg Pill
What is the drug Ritalin used for?
Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Ritalin is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy.
What is the drug Ritalin made of?
Ritalin is the common name for methylphenidate, classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic—the same classification as cocaine, morphine, and amphetamines.1 It is abused by teens for their stimulant effects.
Can Ritalin tablets be crushed?
Your child should not chew the tablet. Medikinet® and Ritalin® tablets can be crushed and mixed with a small amount of soft food such as yogurt, honey, or jam. Make sure your child swallows it all straight away, without chewing. You must not crush any of the XL (modified-release) tablets, as they will not work properly.
How long does Ritalin stay effective?
How long does Ritalin last? Ritalin (methylphenidate) lasts for about 3-4 hours, while the extended-release version of Ritalin works for 8 hours.