Ritalin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorders. Ritalin is sometimes prescribed to treat depression. Since the FDA has not approved Ritalin specifically for this usage, it is considered “off-label.” Ritalin is also known by its drug name, Methylphenidate.

Ritalin is a stimulant of the phenethylamine and piperidine classes. Ritalin is believed to work in cases of depression by increasing transmission between neurons.

How do I take it?
Ritalin is taken two or three times a day.

Ritalin comes in tablet and sustained-release tablet forms.

Side effects
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Ritalin (Methylphenidate) Questions

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