What is methylphenidate?

Methylphenidate, sold under various trade names, Ritalin being one of the most commonly known, is a central nervous system stimulant of the phenethylamine and piperidine classes that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

Methylphenidate street names (Nicknames)

Ritalina, Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, Rubifen, R-ball, Vitamin R

How long does methylphenidate stay in your hair?

For the majority of people, methylphenidate stays in body systems and can be detected by hair test for up to 90 days.

How long does methylphenidate stay in your saliva?

For the majority of people, methylphenidate stays in body systems and can be detected by saliva test from 1 to 2 days.

How long does methylphenidate stay in your urine?

For the majority of people, methylphenidate stays in body systems and can be detected by urine test from 1 to 2 days.

How long does methylphenidate stay in your blood?

For the majority of people, methylphenidate stays in body systems and can be detected by blood test for up to 24 hrs.

The provided estimates are averaged and can vary upwards or downwards, depending upon many factors:

  • How long you have been taking methylphenidate;
  • Whether you have excessive weight;
  • Whether you have had physical activity before test;
  • Dehydration of your body;
  • Metabolism, height, age, sex and other factors.