A 40-year-old member asked:
what happens if you take ritalin (methylphenidate) at night? can you still fall asleep.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Some adhd pts have difficulty organizing themselves to go to sleep. These patients benefit from a small dose of stimulant at bedtime. Many times taking it at bedtime will affect sleep or sleep persistence. This is something to discuss with your doctor.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): If high dose or if you took another dose earlier in the day, insomnia is likely. Advice not to take stimulants later than 4 P.M., unless you work evenings & sleep in daytime.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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