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Methylphenidate

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-IR
Onset30-120 minutes
Duration3-6 hours
After-effects1-24 hours
Oral-XR
Onset30-120 minutes
Duration8-12 hours
After-effects1-24 hours
Insufflated
Onset minutes
Duration2-4 hours
After-effects1-24 hours
Insufflated-XR
Onset5-10 minutes
Duration hours
After-effects1-24 hours
Insufflated-IR
Onset5-10 minutes
Duration hours
After-effects1-24 hours

Aliases

mph
ritalin
concerta
biphentin

Effects

Increased alertness, Euphoria, Increased motivation, Reduced appetite, Flushing of the face, Increased body temperature, Tachycardia (Increased heart rate) Paranoia, Insomnia.

Marquis

Moderate orange yellow

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Interactions

No interaction information for Methylphenidate

References & Notes

General