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Common Street Drugs: Methylphenidate (MPH)

Common Street Drugs: Methylphenidate (MPH) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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  • MPH (trade name Ritalin) is a psychomotor stimulant frequently prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
  • Abused for euphoria effects
  • Most common adverse effects: cardiac dysrhythmias, HTN
    • Initiate cardiac monitoring.

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Last updated: April 15, 2010


"Common Street Drugs: Methylphenidate (MPH)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534118/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Methylphenidate__MPH_.
Common Street Drugs: Methylphenidate (MPH). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534118/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Methylphenidate__MPH_. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Common Street Drugs: Methylphenidate (MPH). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534118/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Methylphenidate__MPH_
Common Street Drugs: Methylphenidate (MPH) [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534118/all/Common_Street_Drugs:_Methylphenidate__MPH_.
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