METHYLPHENIDATE (Ritalin) Urine Cassette Test
Tests for Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 300 ng/ml
The Single Urine Cassette Test is an economical, fast and accurate way of testing for one drug at a time. The product is easy to use and results can be read at 5 minutes
Methylphenidate is most commonly known by the Novartis trademark name Ritalin, which is an instant-release racemic mixture. There are also a variety of formulations and generic brand names exist. Methylphenidate is a psychostimulant drug for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of lethargy, depression, neutral insult, obesity, and rarely other psychiatric disorders such as Obessive-Compulsive Disorder. Methylphenidate like other stimulatnts increases dopamine levels. The abuse potential is increased when methylphenidate is crushed and snored or when it is injected producing effects almost identical to cocaine. Cocaine-like effects can also occur with very large doses taken orally. Methylphenidate has a high potential for drug dependence and additive abuse due to its similar pharmacologically to cocaine and amphetamines. Internationally, methylphenidate is a Schedule II drug under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. In the United States, methylphenidate is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, the designation used for substances that have a recognized medical value but present a high likelihood for abuse because of their addictive potential.
- SINGLE CASSETTE
- METHYLPHENIDATE (RITALIN)