methylphenidate(redirected from Methylphenidate hcl)
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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.
methylphenidateAn amphetamine-derived CNS stimulant.
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.
Hyperactivity, ADD, childhood narcolepsy.