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How do you know if ritalin is working

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Use scale: There are great adhd rating scales. When medication works, symptoms decrease from all the time, to often, to sometimes, etc... There are clusters of i... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Need to adjust dose: You will either have to get the dose adjusted by your doctor or switch to another med. Beware that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can raise Luvox levels, s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
About 45 minutes: It depends some whether or not the Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a long acting form, there are several different forms of medications which contain met... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Usually day if dosed correctly.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
30 60 60 minutes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) only works fro the day you take it. The onset is usually between 30 and 60 minutes.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Immediately : Stimulants act by stimulating the cortex in the brain, in add this is like stimulating the brakes in a system. They usually start working short after ... Read More
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
32 years experience
Immediately: Ritalin or methylphenidate is an immediate acting stimulant medication and you should see an effect within hours if not days depending on dosage. You ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 51 years experience
Almost immediately: Most people notice a marked effect immediately or within a few days of starting this medication.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fatigue: First off, you would want to know the reason for fatigue because effective treatment is dependent on the correct diagnosis. Possibly you will need som... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 17 years experience
See below: Depends on what the zoloft (sertraline) is treating - a stimulant like Ritalin can increase anxiety and this could interfere with the anxiety-reducing... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Caffeine: You can do what most adults to maintain focus and use caffeine. At least in the US it is available in capsule form under the name No doze, but strong ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wouldn't know: This is a public information site based primarily in the US. What medications or professional services are available in different parts of the world a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate) history: The original patent was owned by ciba, now novartis corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda) in 1955 for trea... Read More
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