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Gulhane Med J. 2006; 48(3): 169-171


Ischemic stroke associated with the use of short term oral methylphenidate

Canan Kocaman, Olcay Işık, Gülseren Arslan, Ender Aksüyek, Rengin Şiraneci.

Abstract
Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. In this report, a 9-year-old boy with cerebral ischemic stroke developing after the short term use of oral methylphenidate is presented. The experience of our patient and a review of the literature suggest that consumption of oral methylphenidate may be a potential predisposing factor for stroke.

Key words: Methylphenidate, ischemic stroke, short term use



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