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use of methylphenidate in stroke patients

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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The highest dose: I have ever prescribed was concerta, long-acting 3x54 mg per day plus Intuniv and it has drastically changed his life for the better. It is a man in t ... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Mental Health : I doubt that any of us here would want to comment or encourage taking more than prescribed doses of any drug that is addicting or a stimulant. I ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I've heard 40-60mgs: I've heard that doses higher than 60 mgs per day can be harmful and are not recommended. If your symptoms are not controlled well by the meds you tak ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Haupt
48 years experience Psychiatry
Dopamine: The stimulant medications (like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Ritalin (methylphenidate)), which are the best meds for adhd, ... Read More
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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Partial answer: Stimulants definitely increase dopamine, which is concentrated in a very old part of the brain called the mid-brain and, among other things, is involv ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Overdose: Yes Ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose can cause difficulties.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
YES: For stroke: acute damage presents either immediately or shortly thereafter. Damage would depend on the extend and damage caused by the stroke. Sometim ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Stimulants work by blocking reuptake of chemicals that enhance attention, hence increasing their amounts in brain.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is not the sign of a stroke.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lucozade: In my opinion.there is nothing about this or any sports drink that would help any patient. As a matter of fact they usually contain too much sugar and ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Neutral: Don't think coffee represents a risk or harmful substance to stroke patients, but unlikely to assist rehab efforts unless there is a speech issue and ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Melas: Teens to 20s usually depending on age of first symptom or stroke.

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