Drugs:Fact and Fiction/Ritalin

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Generic For: Methylphenidate


  • Light: 5-15 mg
  • Common: 20-40 mg
  • Strong: 50+ mg

Ritalin comes in 5, 10, 15, and 20 Mg doses. May come in an instant release but is more commonly found in XR (Extended Release) form. For enhanced effects but a shorter duration, you may crush the time release capsules and parachute (crush in napkin and swallow as if a pill). It may also be insufflated (snorted) for even more intense effects. There have been reports of the drug being injected, but these are rare. Keep in mind that tolerance and addiction may easily develop on this drug from irresponsible abuse.

*IMPORTANT*- Tolerance builds up quickly with repeated use. A dose that is right for an experienced user may not be right for you. Remember that you can always take more, but once you've taken more you can't take less.


From an XR capsule[edit]

  • Come up: 1/2-1 hour
  • Peak: 1 & 4 hours
  • Come down/ After effects: Up to 24 hours

From an instant release pill[edit]

  • Come up: 20-40 Minutes
  • Peak: 1-3 hours
  • Come down/ After effects: Up to 24 hours