Ritalin advertisement, 1956.|
Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 2.
Lift the depressed patient up to normal without fear of overstimulation...
with new RITALIN®     a happy medium in psychomotor stimulation
* Boosts the spirits, relieves physical fatigue and mental depression... yet has no appreciable effect on blood pressure, pulse rate or appetite.
Ritalin is a mild, safer central-nervous-system stimulant which gently improves mood, relieves psychogenic fatigue "without let-down or jitters..."(1) and counteracts oversedation caused by barbiturates, chlorpromazine, rauwolfia, and antihistamines.
Ritalin is "a more effective and less over-reactive drug than amphetamine or its derivatives."(2) It does not produce the "palpitation, nervousness, jitteriness, or undue pressure in the chest area... so frequently mentioned by patiens on [dextro-amphetamine sulfate]."(3)
References: 1. Pocock, D.G.: Personal communication. 2. Harding, C.W.: Personal communication. 3. Hollander, W.M.: Personal communication.
Supplied: Tablets, 5 mg. (yellow) and 10 mg. (blue); bottles of 100, 500 and 1000. Tablets, 20 mg. (peach-colored); bottles of 100 and 1000.
Dosage: 5 to 20 mg. b.i.d. or t.i.d., adjusted to the individual.
RITALIN® hydrochloride (methyl-phenidylacetate hydrochloride CIBA)       CIBA     Summit, N.J.