ADHD Medicine Methylin
Methylin® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although Methylin is a type of stimulant, it can have effects that are opposite from what would be expected of a stimulant. As an ADHD medicine, Methylin can help people who have problems paying attention, focusing, and controlling their behavior. While most people think of ADHD as a problem in children, it can also occur in adults. However, Methylin is not approved for treating ADHD in adults.
When using Methylin for ADHD treatment, the dosage your healthcare provider recommends will be based on several factors. Some of these factors your healthcare provider will consider include your age, other medications you are currently taking, other medical conditions you may have, and other ADHD medications you have tried.
Methylin is available in the following strengths and forms:
- Methylin 5 mg tablets
- Methylin 10 mg tablets
- Methylin 20 mg tablets
- Methylin 2.5 mg chewable tablets
- Methylin 5 mg chewable tablets
- Methylin 10 mg chewable tablets
- Methylin ER 10 mg tablets
- Methylin ER 20 mg tablets.
- Methylin Oral Solution 5 mg per 5 mL (equal to 5 mg per teaspoonful)
- Methylin Oral Solution 10 mg per 5 mL (equal to 10 mg per teaspoonful).
(Click Methylin for a more in-depth look at using Methylin as an ADHD medicine. This article also discusses how Methylin works, potential side effects, and what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)