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Were you looking for information about Ritalin? Retalin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
 
Ritalin®, which is only available by prescription, is a medication that is licensed to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a stimulant, the medicine can help people with narcolepsy stay alert and awake during the day. By affecting certain chemicals in the brain to produce a calming effect, it can help children with ADHD. Potential side effects of Ritalin may include insomnia, nervousness, and dizziness.
 
(Click Ritalin for more information about the effects of the medication, general dosing guidelines, and warnings and precautions to be aware of. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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