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The Adderall vs. Ritalin page on Rx List gives the answer. Both Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]. Methylphenidate (also sold as Concerta) isn't an amphetamine and its effects tend to be milder than those of Adderall. ...


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I agree that the regulation is worded inappropriately, and that methylphenidate is not an amphetamine. However, I would like to provide a more thorough answer than "rxlist.com says so". We'll have to borrow a few ideas from organic chemistry. Amphetamine is a substance with a specific molecular structure, shown below (under the title "Adderall&...


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