Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin) as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Use these Health Check-up tools to learn more

How are people coping?

See reviews of 20 treatments

Find out

Who else is affected?

Members in the community range from 2 to 77 years old

See them

How are you feeling?

Members experience an average of 9 symptoms

Tell us

Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin)

Methylphenidate, also known as Concerta or Ritalin, is a psychostimulant drug which improves short-term mental or physical function. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of ADHD, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and narcolepsy. Off-label uses include various sleep disorders, obesity and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Most effective Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatments reported by our membersLogin to add your rating >

Show more Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatments >

Read what others are saying about Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin)

Did not work.5/6/2011 at 03:09 AM
Was this review helpful? Yes
WORKED WELL WHEN I REMEMBERED TO TAKE THEM. SOMETIMES GOT SORE HEADS IF I FORGOT THEM. MUM AND PSYCOLOGIST WAS VERY MUCH ON TOP OF MY DOSAGES AND MY MEDICATION WAS MANAGED WELL10/6/2010 at 05:30 PM
Was this review helpful? Yes
Made my daughter weepy and agitated but helped her focus in school. She opted to stop taking it herself because she wanted to try to do better with out it and because she didn't like how it felt.8/6/2010 at 11:35 AM
Was this review helpful? Yes
its wears off after a few hours5/1/2010 at 10:23 AM
Was this review helpful? Yes

Join the conversation

You must be a member to join the conversation.

Join now for FREE to learn and share about your condition with other members

See questions people are asking. Or ask your own

Goosebumps120
advertisement
V2012.311.925.327
Last updated on Sep 03 2012 at 18:23
Disclaimer: The list and ratings above are for informational purposes only, and is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. The goal of the information is to provide you with a comprehensive view of all available treatments, but should not be construed to indicate that use of any one treatment is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Decisions about use of a new treatment, or about a change in your current treatment plan, should be in consultation with your doctor or other healthcare professional.