In adults, modafinil, amphetamines, methylphenidate
, and atomoxetine were beaten by placebo for tolerability.
Co-author Camilla Groth MD added, "This review shows very limited quality evidence for the effects of methylphenidate
on children and adolescents with ADHD.
Amidst many controversies concerning the effectiveness of the medication in the treatment of ADHD, in March 2014, the Brazilian Bulletin on Health Technology Assessment (BRATS) published a study that indicated that methylphenidate
was a medication with "high potential for abuse and dependence" and that "there should be thorough assessment of the effect of methylphenidate
on ADHD" (14).
Imaging studies of ADHD-diagnosed individuals show an increase in striatal dopamine transporter availability that may be reduced by methylphenidate
This study investigated the prevalence of non-medical use and the extent of their knowledge of methylphenidate
among undergraduate medical students of the University of the Free State (UFS).
Despite a lack of clarity about the significance of DaT level in the etiology of ADHD, knowledge of a patient's level might prove useful in predicting which patients will respond to methylphenidate
. Namely, several researchers have found that:
Doctors are required to adhere to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) guidelines, according to which methylphenidate
is a highly scheduled drug to be prescribed and dispensed only under strictly controlled conditions.
This therapy has been effective in order to reproduce (conditioning) stimulant drug effects such as ephedrine effect (Amigo, 1994) or methylphenidate
effect (Amigo, 1997).
Pat McFadden (Lab Wolverhampton South East) urged the Government to investigate why the number of prescriptions for methylphenidate
- sold under the brand name Ritalin - had risen sixfold since 1997.
and Ecstasy, three counts possession of
The drug, methylphenidate
, improved long-term problems with thinking, memory, and attention span, as well as behavior and school performance.
For many children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) the best way to control the symptoms is with methylphenidate
(a stimulant) pills sold as Ritalin, Metadate, and Methylin).