Methylphenidate Argumentative Essay

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Methlyphenidate I chose Methylphenidate as my biologically active organic compound because I have ADD and take a form of the drug. I take Concerta (Methylphenidate HCL extended release pill) 54mg the highest dosage so that I can focus better and not be so distracted by everything that happens. Without my medicine for a long period of time it really takes a toll on my daily life, nothing gets done, my grades slip and I get very anxious and overwhelmed. I’ve taken Concerta for over 11 years. I was tested and diagnosed when I was six years old. At the age 9 I started to take a dose of Ritalin 10mg in the afternoon so that I could concentrate on homework and get it done. ADHD and ADD run in our family we were the only one who were tested for it…show more content…
It is a controlled substance that stimulates the central nervous system. It is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is also used for narcolepsy. It works by changing the amount of certain natural substances in the brain.( The drug comes in many forms for example Concerta, Ritalin, and Adderall are all pills, Dytranna is a patch that you wear on top of the skin, there are many more types and forms of the methylphenidate drug. The common names for Methylphenidate is Ritalin. The IUPAC name for methylphenidate is methyl 2-phenyl-2-piperidin-2-ylacetate.…show more content…
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