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Basic Information
Generic Name Methylphenidate  vs 42.9% ADHD Medications have methylphenidate
Class Cns Stimulants  vs 85.7% ADHD Medications have CNS Stimulants
Prescription Generic Available Yes  vs 61.9% ADHD Medications have Prescription Generic Available
Pregnancy cat. C(US)   vs 85.7% ADHD Medications have C(US)
Approved Age 6 And Older  vs 85.7% ADHD Medications have 6 and older
Legal Status Schedule Ii (us) 
WADA Category S6 - Stimulants 
Dependence Liability High  vs 76.5% ADHD Medications have High
Excretion Urinary  vs 68.4% ADHD Medications have urinary
Possible Side Effects Some Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss, Sleep Problems, Irritability, Tics. 
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Routes (of administration) Oral 
Dosage 18 Mg Q Am–72 Mg Q Am (if 12+ Y.o.) 
Maximum daily dose
72 mg (41.4 mg higher than average)
30.60 mg

Duration Long-acting  vs 52.4% ADHD Medications have Long-acting
Duration - time 10-16 H  vs 4.8% ADHD Medications have 10-16 h
Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol) 269.77 G/mol 
Half Life 3-5 Hours 
Formula C14h19no2•hcl 
11-52%  (18.75 lower than average)

Protein binding
15 % (6.75 % lower than average)
21.75 %

Metabolism Hepatic 

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