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A 21-year-old male asked about a 24-year-old male:

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) be used for methadone drowsiness and lack of energy?(no plan to share or self rx)

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: If you are on Methadone for addiction, this is technically illegal. Although legal as an adjunct to pain treatment, I have never seen more than a short term improvement. However, some docs do this regularly. (Doesn't make it right or strong)
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Do not take the two together. Ritalin is an addictive stimulant and a person on Methadone should not be prescribed the two together.
May 15, 2014
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
On Methadone: You didn't say how much Methadone you're on. Maybe you need a lower dose. Did your doctor recommend prescribing Ritalin (methylphenidate) for you, or were you planning to get it off the street? If so, that's not good. Ever tried Suboxone? Good luck.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Do NOT replace one addiction with another.
May 15, 2014

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