(Methylphenidate HCl)

The drug Ritalin contains methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant. It shifts the balance of chemicals in the brain and nerves that lead to hyperactivity and a lack of impulse control. If you’ve been prescribed Ritalin to help you control the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy, be sure to compare prices before you visit the pharmacy using our search tool. You can look at the cost of Ritalin and find discounts at your local pharmacies. See Ritalin prices at pharmacies in your area back to back, then download or print a Ritalin coupon to make sure you get the savings you find online. Show your coupon to your pharmacist when you visit to get your Ritalin discount applied to your total.

Ritalin pills are chiefly prescribed to treat the symptoms of one of three disorders: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), or narcolepsy.

Ritalin comes in tablet form and is typically taken three times a day, usually alongside daily meals. Extended-release tablets can be taken with or without food, and should be taken in the morning to prevent sleep problems. Standard Ritalin pills should be taken 30-45 minutes before meals. Do not crush, break, or chew on extended-release tablets.

Do not drink alcohol while using this drug, as it may release the methylphenidate into the bloodstream too quickly. The active ingredient in this medication may hamper your ability to think or react. Take extra care if you have to operate machinery or perform activities that require alertness.

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