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Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Concerta, Daytrana, Quillivant XR, Aptensio XR, QuilliChew ER, Metadate ER, Cotempla XR-ODT, Methylin) is a central nervous stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It may be taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Read more about methylphenidate at MedlinePlus.gov HERE and on HF’s Treatment web page HERE.