COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Ritalin; Concerta; Tranquilyn
alpha-phenyl-2-piperidineacetic acid methyl ester; methyl phenidylacetate
Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant widely prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder. It is also used in the treatment of narcolepsy, mild depression, and in combination with other drugs in the treatment of chronic pain.