Generic Name: methylphenidate (meth il FEN i date)
Brand name: Concerta, Metadate CD, Metadate ER, Methylin, Methylin ER, Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Ritalin-SR
Methylphenidate (concerta) is a central nervous system stimulant. It is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy (uncontrollable desire for sleep or sudden attacks of deep sleep), and other conditions as determined by the doctor. Methylphenidate (concerta) may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
The exact way Concerta Extended-Release Tablets works is unknown. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. Do not use methylphenidate if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a history of bizarre behavior, mood swings, fatigue, agitation, anxiety, tension, depression, psychosis, or abnormal thoughts or visions.