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Ritalin adhd

Ritalin Molecule Monday Quick Facts!

A little bit about Ritalin:

Most people know Ritalin as the drug that helps children with ADHD to increase attention, motivation and maintain alertness. It is classified as a central nervous system stimulant. In the 1950’s Ciba Pharmaceutical Company began marketing MPH (methylphenidate) as Ritalin to treat chronic fatigue, depression, psychosis associated with depression, narcolepsy, and to offset the sedating effects of other medications, strictly to adults. In 1955 is was approved by the FDA. Recently, it has been in the news for its safety among children. First, a simple explanation on how Ritalin works.
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