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