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Whats the difference between ritalin and adderall?

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Anonymous 15 Sep 2010

Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy.

Because it is a stimulant and is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing the medication.

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a prescription medication that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy. Because Adderall is an amphetamine and is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing it.

Adderall is a combination of 2 meds - amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

However for more accurate info please talk to your doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med., take care.

stopdruggingkids 21 Oct 2010

They are both amphetamine like stimulants and can cause addiction,weight loss,heart conditions,tics,mood disorders,stunted growth,liver and kidney damage and even sudden death. Long term use can cause irreversable damage and I do not think they are a suitable drug for young children. Amphetamines are also called SPEED, WHIZZ or BILLY. THey are similar to cocaine. Ritalin was the first ADHD drug of this sort then many more followed as pharmaceuticals cashed in on ADHD putting more children at risk. LOok at www.ritalindeath.com

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