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Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate

Common brand names:

Concerta, Metadate CD, Ritalin, Methylin, Methylin ER

Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug with actions similar to amphetamines. It is used as an adjunct to a complete program to treat children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder . Methylphenidate is also used to treat people with narcolepsy.

As of the last update, we have found no reported interactions between this medicine and specific foods, supplements, or other compounds. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects; refer to the manufacturers’ package information for details as this is not covered here. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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