Pinkish pill that says DAN 20 on one side and 5884 on the other

Not Medical Advice: Pill imprint 5884 DAN 20 has been identified as Methylphenidate hydrochloride 20 mg.

Methylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.

Methylphenidate is also used to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an uncontrollable desire for sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep.

Methylphenidate works in the treatment of ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted and impulsive. This medicine is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment.

US Brand Name:

Aptensio XR
Metadate CD
Metadate ER
Methylin ER
QuilliChew ER
Quillivant XR
Ritalin LA

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