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  • A trademark used for methylphenidate.

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  • proper n. A trademark for a mild form of amphetamine used to counter attention deficit disorder.

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  • n. central nervous system stimulant (trade name Ritalin) used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children


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  • The drug Ritalin, which is prescribed to many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help to calm them, should be avoided, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says.

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  • Methylphenidate, sold under the brand name Ritalin by Novartis, was once the standard.

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  • So when a parent decides to give their child a psychotropic drug or Ritalin, which is a stimulant, they have to understand, this is the closest thing that we have to cocaine.

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  • Shire Ltd. 's Adderall, and Novartis AG's Ritalin, which is sold genrically as methylphenidate.

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