• Rusty Rusty
    April 23, 2008
    how long as Ritalin been on the market
    Rusty Rusty
    April 23, 2008


  • Terry Matlen, ACSW
    Health Guide
    April 24, 2008
    Terry Matlen, ACSW
    Health Guide
    April 24, 2008



    According to Wikipedia, Methylphenidate (the active ingredient in Ritalin) was patented in 1954.


    But it wasn't until several years after the compound's patent expired in 1967 that Ritalin- the brand-name version of methylphenidate- was manufactured by Ciba for the use in treating ADHD in children. Name brand Ritalin is now manufactured by Novartis.


    Read more about ADHD medications HERE.



  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    April 26, 2008
    Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    April 26, 2008



    Ritalin has been on the market for quite some time now. It has been vigorously studied and researched throughout the years.


    Previously, I posted a brief history of ADHD that you might be interested in:


    The History of ADHD


    Thanks for your question




  • Sophia5 November 08, 2015
    November 08, 2015
    I k ow I was on Ritalin in 1966 and the fact that I was a girl was considered rare to need the drug. At that time they felt only boys were ADHD. I was so bored in school I would get up and walk out of school and one day I was his all day long not thinking of the terror I put my parents through. The entire town was looking for me. That was when Lawrence Ks was not such a large city. It soon became I was put in the office to help secretary sort papers my home work was to grade the other kids papers. They didn't know how to deal with it back then. A Ku pyschiatrist worked with our family and ended up on talk show in New York and she did a book at Ku about ADHD but they didn't have a name for it then. I just took my go to school pill ever day. I even stayed out of school a year and went back the next year with my former classmates so I was jumped a class but didn't go to school for a year.iI had 2 children both boys my youngest son started on Ritalin and went thru the different ones. When I took them they stopped at age 13 but now they keep them on for years after school is out. Mary Towsend was the p READ MORE
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