Methylphenidate for ADHD

Brand Name:  Ritalin, Concerta

Generic Name: Methylphendiate

Pharmacology: Methylphenidate is thought to block the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine into the pre-synaptic neuron and increase the release of these neurotransmitters into the extra-neuronal space.

Contraindications: Glaucoma, Tics, Co-administration with MAO Inhibitors,

Dosage Forms: 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, 54 mg, 72 mg

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Habit Forming:

Pregnancy:  Risk Category C (animal studies do not show adverse effects, but no controlled studies in humans).

Drug Interactions:

Methylphenidate is generally well tolerated, but like all medications, it may cause side effects.

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