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Methylphenidate Dosing - Narcolepsy Screening

This page contains links to eMedTV Sleep Articles containing information on subjects from Methylphenidate Dosing to Narcolepsy Screening. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Methylphenidate Dosing
    This eMedTV segment offers methylphenidate dosing guidelines for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. For example, the daily dosage for narcolepsy is usually 20 mg to 30 mg. Instructions for when and how to take the medication are also provided.
  • Methylphenidate HCL
    This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of methylphenidate HCl, a drug used to treat both narcolepsy and ADHD. This segment explains why the medication works for two different conditions, why special rules surround its use, and more.
  • Methylphenidate Side Effects
    Common methylphenidate side effects may include insomnia, nausea, or nervousness. This eMedTV article describes other common side effects seen with the drug and also lists rare side effects and those that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Methylphenidate Uses
    Methylphenidate is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. This eMedTV Web page discusses methylphenidate uses in more detail, including information on off-label uses and giving the drug to children.
  • Methylphenidate Withdrawal
    Methylphenidate withdrawal may occur if the medication is stopped abruptly. This eMedTV article lists possible withdrawal symptoms and explains how it is more likely to occur in people who are taking doses much higher than recommended.
  • Methyphenidate
    Methylphenidate is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV page further describes the drug, including its uses, effects, and possible side effects. Methyphenidate is a common misspelling of methylphenidate.
  • Narcalepsy
    Narcolepsy is a disorder that results from the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. This eMedTV resource lists symptoms of this condition and explains how it is treated. Narcalepsy is a common misspelling of narcolepsy.
  • Narcolepcy
    Narcolepsy causes people to involuntarily fall asleep at sporadic times throughout the day. This eMedTV article describes this disorder in more detail and explores its symptoms and treatment options. Narcolepcy is a common misspelling of narcolepsy.
  • Narcolepsi
    People with narcolepsy involuntarily fall asleep throughout the day, such as while at work or at school. This eMedTV page explains how common this condition is and lists other symptoms of narcolepsy. Narcolepsi is a common misspelling of narcolepsy.
  • Narcolepsie
    Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes people to fall asleep sporadically throughout the day. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of this disorder and explains what treatments are available. Narcolepsie is a common misspelling of narcolepsy.
  • Narcolepsy
    Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by brief, uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition and its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • Narcolepsy in Children
    Narcolepsy (a type of sleep disorder) occurs in children more frequently than is generally recognized. This eMedTV resource discusses narcolepsy in children and the impact it can have on a child's social and cognitive development.
  • Narcolepsy Information
    If you are looking for information on narcolepsy, this eMedTV article is a great place to start. It gives a brief description of this sleep disorder, including how it is treated, and provides a link to more in-depth information.
  • Narcolepsy Screening
    A routine, effective screening test for narcolepsy has not yet been developed. This portion of the eMedTV library talks about narcolepsy screening and discusses the tests that can be used to diagnose people who exhibit narcolepsy symptoms.
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