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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Ritalin?

methylphenidate

What is the Trade Name for methylphenidate?

Ritalin

What are the Indications of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

ADHD, narcolepsy

What are the Actions of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

improves attention span in ADHD by producing CNS stimulation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

central nervous system stimulant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

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Date Published - Nov 2, 2018
Date Modified - Apr 8, 2019

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