3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Drugs & Medications > Detailed Drug Information (USP DI) > Dexmethylphenidate

Dexmethylphenidate (Systemic)

Brand Names : Focalin, D-methylphenidate, Ritadex

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Central nervous system (CNS) stimulant

Dexmethylphenidate (deks-meth-il-FEN-i-date) belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years of age and older.

Dexmethylphenidate works in the treatment of ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long or are easily distracted, and are impulsive. This medicine is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription Prescriptions cannot be refilled. A new written prescription must be obtained from your doctor each time you or your child needs this medicine.

Dexmethylphenidate is available in the following dosage form:

  • Tablets (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Focalin

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.

Other commonly used names are: D-methylphenidate and Ritadex .

† Not commercially available in Canada.


Next section


Dexmethylphenidate: Before Using

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site