Novartis, the manufacturer of Ritalin, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication:
Ritalin is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD by altering the level the balance of naturally occurring substances in the human brain.
Ritalin contains Methylphenidate, a substance classed as stimulants and is known to increase the user’s attention span, increase their ability to concentrate on a specific task, improve their organizational skills and ability to listen. Ritalin has also proven effective when it comes to getting behavioral problems under control. It can also be used to treat narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder capable of keeping the user awake and alert during the day. Ritalin should never be used by those who do not suffer from a sleep disorder and wish to use it as a way stave off tiredness or to keep from falling asleep.
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