By TRKnight2007 November 30, 2009 1,628 2

Metadate is used to treat attention disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan including psychological, educational and social measures. When this medication is used to treat ADHD, patients may find they have increased attention, decreased impulsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

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saber32 October 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm   
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Edited October 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm by saber32

I had to be taking off of this med had bad blood pressure problems

TRKnight2007 November 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm   
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Unlike other ADHD medicines, these capsules only need to be taken once a day because they consist of both immediate-release and extended-release beads, which dissolve more slowly.


Misuse or abuse of Metadate (or any Methylphenidate) may result in serious (possibly fatal) heart and blood pressure problems.

Metadate (Methylphenidate) should be given cautiously to emotionally unstable patients, especially if there is a history of alcohol or drug abuse. These patients may be more likely to unnecessarily increase their doses or take this medication too often. Long-term overuse of this medication may lead to reduced drug effect, drug dependence, and abnormal behavior.

Potential side effects include headache, insomnia, and loss of appetite.