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Drug:: Methylphenidate
Classification:: Stimulant
CSA Schedule: Schedule II
Trade or Other Names: Ritalin
Medical Uses: Attention deficit disorder; Narcolepsy
Physical Dependence: Possible
Psychological Dependence: High
Tolerance: Yes
Duration (hours): 2-4
Usual Method: Oral; Injected
Possible Effects: Increased alertness; Excitation; Euphoria; Increased pulse rate & blood pressure; Insomnia; Loss of appetite
Effects of Overdose: Agitation; Increased body temperature; Hallucinations; Convulsions; Possible death
Withdrawal Syndrome: Apathy; Long periods of sleep; Irritability; Depression; Disorientation

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