Long-Acting Methylphenidate Toxicity: A Case Report

@article{Eryilmaz2014LongActingMT,
  title={Long-Acting Methylphenidate Toxicity: A Case Report},
  author={Gul Eryilmaz and Isil Gogcegoz Gul and Ozgur Yorbik and Nuket Işiten},
  journal={Klinik Psikofarmakoloji Bulteni-bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={384-386}
}
Methylphenidate is a psychostimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and behavior disorders. Neuropsychiatric symptoms like loss of consciousness, lethargy, seizures and psychotic symptoms, and cardiovascular side effects like tachycardia, hypertension and hyperthermia have been reported in methylphenidate toxicity. In this case report, the clinical manifestations of an adolescent having taken 486 mg methylphenidate in a suicide attempt are discussed. 
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