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Ritalin (methylphenidate), works on the central-nervous-system in your body, as a mild stimulant. There are many uses for it, including helping people who have narcolepsy (falling asleep at inappropriate times), treats hiccups after anesthesia, treats ADHD, stroke recovery, among other things. It has a potential to be abused and become addictive. Continued abuse can cause people to have psychotic episodes. I'm sorry but the above Answer does not accurately or unbiasly depict the drug or explain or answer the question that was asked. To Answer the question, Ritalin works to increase certain nuero transmitters, specifically "Therapeutic Doses of Oral Methylphenidate Significantly Increase Extracellular Dopamine in the Human Brain".1 Dopamine is responsible for learning by increasing the "reward" response which basically tells the brain to "encode" information it learns by providing a "teaching signal" which tells the brain to "remember things" because it is good to do so. Dopamine dysfunction is responsible for decline in mental functions, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving. Ritalin Also increases Seratonin slightly "Serotonin and the Therapeutic Effects of Ritalin".2 1. http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/reprint/21/2/RC121.pdf 2. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/288/5463/11a?ck=nck hope this helps :)

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How does Ritalin enter the body?

ritalin enters the body through snorting and pills


What does Ritalin do?

it relaxes your body


Does Ritalin work right away?

Yes, Ritalin is a stimulant like amphetamines and will work within an hour of taking the tablet.


What is a drug that speeds up body function?

Amphetimes, such as adderall, vyvanse, ritalin, concerta(xr ritalin).


How long does Ritalin take to work?

How long it takes for Ritalin to work in a person depends on the person. It can take from a few days to a few months for it to work correctly.


Others drugs beside Ritalin that can be used for ADHD?

Straterra, Aderall. Talk to your doctor and he/she will prescribe an alternative if Ritalin does not work.


What is the difference between Ritalin and Adderall?

Ritalin and adderall are very similar Ritalin is methylphenidate and adderall is an amphetamine, both of which are stimulants and have very similar effects although they both work in slightly different ways.


Can Ritalin make your body require next dose of opiates sooner than without taking Ritalin?

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How does ropenal work w Ritalin and Prozac?

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How many days to pass a drug test after taking Ritalin?

are they testing for ritalin? every body is diff so you can not put an exact number of days it will take. it depends on how fast your body works to process and eleminate the drug.


How does Ritalin work?

Ritalin is a Central Nervous system (CNS) stimulant - those with ADHD or ADD (although they are hyper and do not focus) respond to stimulant to help focus.


What effect do you get from Ritalin?

The effect of Ritalin depends on how much and how you take it, if you take Ritalin in the way it is supposed to be taken then you will be able to concentrate more and be less distracted, however if abused Ritalin becomes more like speed and the user becomes happier and the work/task he/she has to do becomes more exciting and they become more motivated to do it.


How many Ritalin can a body handle in a day without overdosing?

everyone's body is different it would depend on your weight etc...


What will Ritalin show up as in a hair follicle test?

Drug tests are mostly quite specific (there are tests that look for a common metabolite of a certain category of drugs ... for example, heroin, morphine, and several other opiates are turned into the same thing by the body, and that's what the test is actually looking for). Ritalin will show up as Ritalin, if they're testing for Ritalin. If they're not testing for Ritalin it probably won't show up as anything.


Is Ritalin a maoi?

no Ritalin is a simple cns stimulant, but maoi medications and Ritalin are none compatible


How long does it take Ritalin to get into your urine?

12 hours depends on how active and your body size and weight


Is Ritalin an opiate?

No. Ritalin is a stimulant class drug.


Is Ritalin natural or synthetic?

Ritalin is a synthetic stimulant.


Can you take cipralex with Ritalin?

Can you take cipralex with ritalin?


Can you mix Ritalin with Ambien?

Yes, you can. They won't interact because they work on different systems in the brain. Ritalin affects dopamine, norepinephrine, and possibly serotonin. Ambien, on the other hand, affects GABA.


What is the chemical formula for Ritalin?

The chemical formula for Ritalin is C14H19NO2.


What type of drug is Ritalin?

Ritalin treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. This medicine is a stimulant.


Does Ritalin test as an amp?

Ritalin is in a class of drugs called methylphenidate, which is not an amphetamine. If the drug test is a testing for amphetamines Ritalin will not be detected.


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Is it safe to mix Ritalin and Effexor?

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