Methylphenidate Uses

Methylphenidate Uses for Narcolepsy

Methylphenidate is also used for the treatment of narcolepsy. Possible symptoms include falling asleep uncontrollably and at unusual times. People with the condition often appear paralyzed when they are asleep and have hallucinations when falling asleep. People with narcolepsy also often fall asleep several times during the day.
 
For people with narcolepsy, methylphenidate has a stimulating effect (because it is taken in higher doses), which helps patients stay awake during the day.
 

Methylphenidate Uses in Young Children

Methylphenidate is not recommended for children under the age of six. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in young children.
 

Off-Label Methylphenidate Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend methylphenidate for treating something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label methylphenidate uses, such as:
 

Methylphenidate HCL

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