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Methylphenidate

Basic Information

Summary

A psychostimulant commonly used in the treatment of ADHD, narcolepsy and obesity, particularly in the EU instead of Adderall. Methylphenidate is also a 5HT1A receptor agonist. Sometimes prescribed off-label to help the withdrawals from Cocaine and other stimulants.

Stimulant

Stimulants excite the nervous system and increase physiological function.

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Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Common

Common drugs are those which are well known and widely used among the drug community. This doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but it usually comes with a longer relative history of use in humans with which to establish a safety profile.

Dose
Oral
Light20-40mg
Common40-60mg
Strong60-80mg
Heavy80-100mg+
Insufflated
Light5-15mg
Common15-40mg
Strong40-60mg
Heavy60-75mg+
Duration
Oral
Onset30-120 minutes
Duration2 hours
After-effects1-24 hours
Insufflated
Onset5-15 minutes
Duration1 hours
After-effects1-24 hours
Effects
    Aliasesmph
    ritalin
    concerta
    EffectsIncreased alertness, Euphoria, Increased motivation, Reduced appetite, Flushing of the face, Increased body temperature, Tachycardia (Increased heart rate) Paranoia, Insomnia.
    MarquisModerate orange yellow
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    Interactions

    Dangerous

    Unsafe

    Caution

    Low risk & Increased Effects

    Low risk & Decreased Effects

    Low risk & No Synergy

    References & Notes

    General