Drugs:Fact and Fiction/Ritalin

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Generic For: Methylphenidate

Dose[edit]

  • 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.

Duration[edit]

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