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Ridilin is a common misspelling of Ritalin (methylphenidate).

What is Ritalin (Ridilin)?

Ritalin (Ridilin) and other brands of methylphenidate are used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Symptoms of ADHD include continual problems with moderate to severe distractibility, short attention span, hyperactivity, emotional changeability, and impulsiveness. Ritalin (Ridilin) is also used to treat uncontrollable periods of daytime sleep (narcolepsy). When used for the treatment of ADD, Ritalin (Ridilin) should be an integral part of a total treatment program that includes psychological, educational, and social measures.

Ritalin (Ridilin) affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.

Ritalin (Ridilin) may also be used for other purposes not listed here.

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