Methylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
It comes in the form of an immediate-release tablet, a chewable tablet, a solution, a long-acting suspension, an intermediate-acting tablet, a long-acting capsule, a long-acting tablet, and a long-acting chewable tablet.
It should be taken as directed by a doctor and should not be split, chewed, or crushed.
It is important to take it with enough liquid to avoid choking.
Side effects may include chest pain, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.
It is important to keep track of how many tablets or capsules are taken and to keep it out of reach of children.
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Methylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.
Methylphenidate is also used to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an uncontrollable desire for sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep.
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