Symptoms of narcolepsy include falling asleep uncontrollably and at unusual times. People with the condition often appear paralyzed when they are asleep and have hallucinations when falling asleep. They also often fall asleep several times during the day.
When used to treat narcolepsy, Methylin has a stimulating effect, which can help people with the condition stay awake and alert during the day.
Methylin is not recommended for children under the age of six. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in young children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Methylin for treating something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label Methylin uses, such as: