Ritalin is indicated for the treatment of ADHD and Narcolepsy. Its generic name is Methylphenidate HCL and it belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It is available in two different forms: Ritalin 10 mg and Ritalin 20 mg. Ritalin 10mg works by changing the nerve cell’s communication within the brain which helps to improve attention, focus, and concentration. The form of Ritalin 100 mg is a pale yellow color pill (imprinted as CIBA on one side and 3 on the reverse side) and round in shape. As the Ritalin 20 mg pill is high-powered, it has a high chance of side effects such as fever, vomiting, anxiety, increased blood pressure, faster heart rate, reduced appetite, etc. It may be habit-forming so it is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old. Increase the dose gradually in increments of 5 to 10 mg per week which means that the initial dose is 10 mg orally once a day if the current IR dose is 5 mg twice a day. This medicine is usually taken 30-45 minutes before a meal, twice or thrice a day. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, Ritalin has been classified as a pregnancy category C drug. Before you take this medication, it is highly recommended to be sure to talk with your doctor or specialist.