Description of the medicine: Meridil (Meridilum)
Phenyl- (a) -piperidylacetic acid methyl ester hydrochloride.
Synonyms: Centedrine, Centedrin, Methylphenidati hydrochloridum, Methylphenidate hydrochloride, Rilatine, Ritalin.
In structure and action, Meridil is close to phenamine, but it has a less strong stimulating effect and less affects peripheral adrenergic systems; a pronounced increase in blood pressure does not cause.
The drug has limited use as a psychostimulant for asthenic conditions, increased fatigue. It can be used for inhibition of the nervous system caused by antipsychotic drugs.
It is taken orally (in the morning) at 0.01 - 0.015 g per reception. The daily dose of 0.01 - 0.03 g (10 - 30 mg). The course of treatment is from 2 to 4 weeks to 3 to 4 months.
Side effects are possible: insomnia, nausea, sometimes agitation and anxiety, exacerbation of psychopathological symptoms. Addictive.
Contraindicated in insomnia, vascular sclerosis, angina pectoris, hyperthyroidism, severe emaciation, and mental agitation.
Release form: tablets on 0,01 g (10 mg).
Storage: List A.