What pill reads ZS on one side, and 789 on the other side?

Not Medical Advice: Pill imprint SZ 789 has been identified as Methylphenidate hydrochloride 10 mg.

Methylphenidate is used to treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It belongs to the group of drugs called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. Methylphenidate is also used to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an uncontrollable want for sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep.

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

This drug is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms: Tablet, Extended Release; Capsule, Extended Release; Powder for Suspension, Extended Release; Tablet, Chewable; Solution and Tablet.

US Brand names:

  • Concerta®
  • Metadate CD®
  • Metadate ER®
  • Methylin®
  • Methylin ER ®
  • Quillivant XR®
  • Ritalin®
  • Ritalin® LA
  • Ritalin® SR

Tip! Find patient medical information for methylphenidate oral including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings on WebMD.

If you have ADHD or you just need to get yourself and your family organized, use these tips to make your day flow smoothly from WebMD.

Monday, March 30 2015