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methylphenidate

 [meth″il-fenĭ-dāt]
a mild central nervous system stimulant; the hydrochloride salt is administered orally in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

/meth·yl·phen·i·date/ (meth″il-fen´ĭ-dāt) a central stimulant, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of attention-deficit in children and narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

(mĕth′əl-fĕn′ĭ-dāt′, -fē′nĭ-)
n.
A drug, C14H19NO2, chemically related to amphetamine, that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

An amphetamine-derived CNS stimulant.
 
Adverse effects
Decreased appetite—10–15% of children have major weight loss; insomnia—most suffer sleep delay; abdominal pain; headaches; dry mouth; dizziness; depression, tachycardia; a proposed link to decreased growth is uncertain.
 
Indications for
Hyperactivity, ADD, childhood narcolepsy.

methylphenidate

Ritalin® Neuropharmacology An amphetamine derived CNS stimulant used to control ADD and hyperactivity in children Adverse effects ↓ Appetite, 10-15% of children have major weight loss; insomnia–most suffer sleep delay, abdominal pain, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, depression, tachycardia; link with ↓ growth is uncertain Used for Hyperactivity; narcolepsy; ADD. See Amphetamine.

methylphenidate

A nervous system stimulant drug that, paradoxically, has been found effective in the management of ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER in children. A brand name is Ritalin. The current consensus of opinion on the use of this drug for this purpose is that it is grossly over-prescribed, especially in the USA.

methylphenidate

a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of hyperkinesis and narcolepsy in dogs.
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The FDA's Pediatric Advisory Committee recommended in June that agency officials delay any possible changes until data on adverse events associated with all methylphenidates (including Ritalin, Methylin, and Metadate) have been analyzed.
has expanded the Methylin (methylphenidate) chewable tablets recall to include all lots of the product because some tablets may contain too much or too little active ingredient.
Several long-acting forms of methylphenidate (Concerta, Metadate CD, Methylin ER, and Ritalin SR) are now on the market.
Net revenues for the Company's Pediatric and other products, which include Orapred and Orapred ODT; Methylin Oral Solution and Methylin Chewable Tablets; Furadantin, Rondec Syrup, Rondec DM Oral Drops; and Allegra Oral Suspension, increased to $12.
Breckenridge also introduced methylphenidate solution, the generic version of Methylin, which was filed with a Paragraph IV certification under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
has expanded the Methylin (methyl phenidate) chewable tablets recall to include all lots of the product because some tablets may contain too much or too little active ingredient.
is recalling one lot of Methylin CT (methylphenidate HCl) chewable tablets (5 mg) because the lot might contain up to three times the active ingredient.
Beyond CNS and addiction therapy Mallinckrodt is developing several ADHD products, which will provide further therapeutic options for clinicians in addition to the supplier's current ADHD treatment mainstay, Methylin methylphenidate HCI tablets USP.
The company's generic methylphenidate, launched under the brand name Methylin, has exceeded expectations.
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