Ritalin drug is named after chemist Leandro Panizzon wife

Ritalin drug is named after chemist Leandro Panizzon wife

In 1944, chemist Leandro Panizzon synthesized a new drug, Methylphenidate. His wife, nicknamed Rita, had low blood pressure and would take the drug as a stimulant before playing tennis, so he named it after her – “Ritalin” Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a psychostimulant drug approved for treatment of ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia […]