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Ritalin is a stimulant medication that is commonly used to treat ADHD.

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  • Is Ritalin Chemically Similar to Cocaine?

    Article by Brenan Koerner discusses a report in Pediatrics which concludes that children treated with Ritalin for ADHD are not more likely to abuse drugs than adults and aNew York Times rundown of the report which notes that Ritalin is chemically similar to cocaine.

  • NIH/NIDA InfoFacts: Ritalin

    The US NIH's National Institute of Drug Abuse InfoFact sheet on Ritalin, a drug used to treated ADHD. Contains a summary of ADHD and information about the health affects of Ritalin on those taking it.

  • Ritalin.com

    Official website from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Ritalin.Ritalin is the most widely-known drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat ADHD.

  • WebMD: Ritalin

    WebMDHealth's Drug Fact Sheet for Ritalin, a drug used to treated ADHD.Fact Sheetprovides informationon Ritalin's usage, side effects and drug interactions.