Methylphenidate is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. Although Methylphenidate can be therapeutic and are legally prescribed in medical settings, heavy use can lead to tolerance, abuse, physical dependence and addiction. Many people think methylphenidate is safe, or mild, because so many children use it. However, the government classifies the psychoactive drug with cocaine and morphine because it is highly addictive. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the following "black box" warning on all methylphenidate drugs, which means that medical studies indicate methylphenidate drugs carry a significant risk of serious, or even life-threatening, adverse effects.
Brand Names for Methylphenidate Include:
Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.fda.gov
Methylphenidate use and abuse can manifest into addiction. If you would like information about stimulant recovery programs, connect with someone who can help you now by calling Florida Center for Recovery at our toll free number: 800-643-4005. Our recovery advisors are available 24/7 to provide you with information regarding treatment, admissions, insurance and private pay options.