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A central nervous system stimulant used most commonly in the treatment of ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER in children and for NARCOLEPSY. Its mechanisms appear to be similar to those of DEXTROAMPHETAMINE. The d-isomer of this drug is referred to as DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Year introduced: PHENIDYLATE was see METHYLPHENIDATE 1978-1994

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Tree Number(s): D02.241.223.601.600, D03.383.621.460

MeSH Unique ID: D008774

Registry Number: 207ZZ9QZ49

Entry Terms:

  • Metadate
  • Celltech Brand of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Equasym
  • Methylin
  • Mallinckrodt Brand of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Concerta
  • Phenidylate
  • Ritalin
  • Novartis Brand 1 of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Cephalon Brand of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Ritaline
  • Ritalin-SR
  • Ritalin SR
  • Novartis Brand 2 of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Tsentedrin
  • Centedrin
  • Daytrana
  • Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Hydrochloride, Methylphenidate

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