Methylphenidate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Methylphenidate?

(meth il FEN i date)

• This medicine is used to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. It may take 3 weeks to see the full effect.

• This medicine is used to treat depression.

• This medicine is used to treat narcolepsy.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• You may have certain heart tests before starting this medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have mental illness, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you are taking this medicine and...

 
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