Legal Intoxicant - Stimulants - Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate

Active component in Ritalin, which is among the most common prescriptions for ADHD. Shares structural similarities with Amphetamine but pharmacolocigal effects with Cocaine although Methylphenidate is less potent but has a longer duration.

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Ethylphenidate - Legality
... cover it, nor is there any law covering analogs of controlled drugs (methylphenidate is covered) ... considered an analog of a Schedule II substance (methylphenidate) under the Federal Analog Act ... Ethylphenidate would be an analogue of methylphenidate under this legislation ...
Conditioned Place Preference - Pharmacological Effects - Dopaminergic Drugs - Methylphenidate
... Methylphenidate, or as it's more commonly known as Ritalin is a psychomotor stimulant that blocks the dopamine and norepinephrine transporter ... Methylphenidate functions in a similar way to cocaine ... Methylphenidate has been primarily used in the treatment of ADHD ...
Ethylphenidate
... It is most commonly formed when ethanol and methylphenidate are coingested, via hepatic transesterification ... Ethylphenidate formation appears to be more common when large quantities of methylphenidate and alcohol are consumed at the same time, such as in non-medical use or overdose scenarios ... Ethylphenidate is more selective to the dopamine transporter (DAT) than methylphenidate, having approximately the same efficacy as the parent compound, but has significantly less activity on the ...
Methylphenidate - Controversy
... Methylphenidate has been the subject of controversy in relation to its use in the treatment of ADHD ... The pharmacological effects of methylphenidate resemble closely those of cocaine and amphetamines, which is the desired effect in the treatment of ... A 2002 study showed that rats treated with methylphenidate are more receptive to the reinforcing effects of cocaine ...