Known as a central nervous system stimulant, Methylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. It influences and affects the chemicals in the brain that control impulses and hyperactivity. This means that it helps you to concentrate and pay attention more and control various behavior problems.
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This drug should not to be used at all if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, and selegiline in the last two weeks.
It is vital that you take this drug exactly as it has been prescribed by your doctor. While taking this medicine, you may need to undergo regular physical checks with your doctor.
This drug is used to treat the following:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd)
Is It safe with alcohol?Taking this drug with alcohol may increase the blood pressure and heart rate.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Methylphenidate as ingredient
This drug inhibits dopamine re-absorption in central adrenergic neurons by inhibiting transport of dopamine or carrier proteins. It causes enhanced sympathomimetic function in the Central Nervous System.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseDo not use this drug if you suffer from cardiac disease, tics, renal dysfunction, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with caffeine, ibuprofen, fish oil, lyrica, prozac, etc.
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