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Ritalin vs dexamphetamine

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
No: As i understand it, the rule of thumb for dosing-equivalence between Ritalin (methylphenidate) and amphetamine (d-amphetamine) is 1mg dexamphetamine =... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Daily: Adhd is a neurobiological disorder that requires daily treatment. On weekends, on holidays, all the time. It's not just for school - it's for everyt... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It Depends: There are many differents types of medications with different modes of action, length of effective duration and method of administration. In addition,... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: This varies with the drugs duration of effect & treatment philosophy. Some kids need it year round because of their degree of impairment. Some can... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Variable: The proper dose of add/adhd medications is completely unique for each child. There is no accurate standard dose that fits all and unfortunately much t... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Individual: Adhd: clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disord... Read More
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Not predictable: Every child/person is different. I always "start low & go slow" titrating the dose until it is a fit. My experience is that doses have almost nothing ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pre&post synapse: Amphetamine increases presynaptic and postsynaptic Dopamine & norepinephrine. Methylphenidate increases only postsynaptic da & ne.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Meds: Homeopathic meds are supposed not to have side effects. Lamictal is a very slow acting mood stabilizer with some antidepressant properties and can ca... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 40 years experience
Impossible to say: They are two different medications acting by different mechanisms of action such that no one has ever been able to come up with the equivalency table.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Muscle pain: Wondering if your medications were prescribed for the energy problem or for adhd ?. Also, if u had neurological workup?.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Those with authority: In the USA where this site is based any licensed physician with the additional active permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration can prescribe Ri... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tolerance: There is potential for tolerance. A major issue is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be abused (with potential for addiction).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes,: Like all medications Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause side effects in some people. Common ones include nervousness, dizziness, loss of appetite, b... Read More
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