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Healthcare providers may prescribe Ritalin® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) as part of treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The medication can also be used to treat narcolepsy. Since Ritalin is a stimulant, a type of drug that is commonly abused, there are strict rules for dispensing and obtaining it. Before you use Ritalin, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of all your other existing medical conditions, including any allergies, heart problems, or mental illness.
(To learn more about the effects of Ritalin, click Ritalin. You will also find information on how the drug works, who makes it, and when and how to take the medication. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Ritalin.)
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