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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 No  vs 33.3% ADHD Medications don't 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
Possible Side Effects Skin Irritation, Some Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss, Sleep Problems, Irritability, Tics. 
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Routes (of administration) Oral, Transdermal 
Dosage 10–30 Mg Q Am 
Maximum daily dose
30 mg (0.6 mg lower than average)
30.60 mg

Duration Long-acting  vs 52.4% ADHD Medications have Long-acting
Duration - time 8-12 H  vs 19% ADHD Medications have 8-12 h
Chemical Data
Half Life 3-4 Hours 
Formula C14H19NO2  
Metabolism Hepatic 

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