methylphenidate HCl

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methylphenidate HCl,

n brand names: Methidate, Ritalin;
drug class: central nervous system stimulant, related to amphetamines (Controlled Substance Schedule II);
action: increases release of norepinephrine, dopamine in cerebral cortex to reticular activating system; exact mode of action not known;
uses: attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, narcolepsy.