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 (mĕth′əl-fĕn′ĭ-dāt′, -fē′nĭ-)
A drug, C14H19NO2, chemically related to amphetamine, that acts as a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

[methyl + phen(yl) + (piper)id(ine) + (acet)ate.]
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(ˌmɛθɪlˈfɛnɪˌdeɪt; ˌmɛθɪlˈfiːnɪˌdeɪt)
(Pharmacology) a drug that stimulates the central nervous system and is used, in the form of its hydrochloride, to treat narcolepsy as well as attention deficit disorder
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(ˌmɛθ əlˈfɛn ɪˌdeɪt, -ˈfi nɪ-)

a central nervous system stimulant, C14H19NO2, used in the control of hyperkinetic syndromes and narcolepsy.
[1955–60; methyl + phen- + -ide + -ate2]
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Noun1.methylphenidate - central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in childrenmethylphenidate - central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
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n metilfenidato
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Under the terms of the agreement, Recro Gainesville will continue to be the exclusive global supplier to Novartis of Ritalin LA and Focalin XR capsules through 2023.
Medications in this category include Adderall XR, Concerta, Ritalin LA and Vyvanse.
* Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Ritalin SR (methylphenidate hydrochloride.
Methylphenidate * Ritalin, Methylin, Metadate CD, Metadate ER, Methylin ER, Ritalin LA, Ritalin SR, Concerta, Quillivant XR, Daytrana
Teva's recent generic drug introductions (brand equivalent in parentheses) include clopidogrel tablets USP (Plavix), escitalopram tablets USP (Lexapro), fluvastatin capsules USP (Lescol), irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP (Avalide), irbesartan tablets USP (Avapro), methotrexate injection USP (N/A), methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules LA (Ritalin LA), montelukast sodium chewable tablets (Singulair), montelukast sodium tablets (Singulair), olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules USP (Symbyax), oxaliplatin injection (Eloxatin), quetiapine fumarate tablets (Seroquel), voriconazole tablets (Vfend).
Long acting stimulants are Concerta, Ritalin LA, and Adderall XR which usually have duration of eight to 12 hours.
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules 20mg, 30mg and 40mg, the generic equivalent of Ritalin LA 20mg, 30mg, and 40mg, had US sales of about USD80.7m (EUR62.4m) for the 12 months to September 2011, according to IMS Health data.
RITALIN LA CAPS (Hyperactivity) 30mg x 30 tablets: Tesco EUR63.04/ Boots EUR86.07
Children in the study were divided into two groups and treated by a board-certified child psychiatrist with either methylphenidate (commercially available as Ritalin LA and Concerta) or with mixed amphetamine salts (Adderall and Adderall XR).
To the Editor: In 2008, the regional supply of Ritalin LA (long-acting methylphenidate) to children managed in the government sector was terminated after 2 years of access, returning to the immediate-release formulation.
The active ingredient in Concerta is methylphenidate, the same compound in Novartis AG's Ritalin LA. Elsewhere, combination vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Sanofi-Aventis SA were recommended by a panel of advisers to reduce the number of shots given to children.
El Ritalin la reduce pero como efecto colateral produce incapacidad de concentracion, y en la practica se receta de forma indiscriminada para calmar todo tipo de intranquilidades.