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what are the side effects of taking lithium and ritalin/adderol together?

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Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Probably minimal: My sources indicate no significant interaction with ritalin, (methylphenidate) but with a stronger stimulant such as Adderall lithium might decrease effectiveness. Also both Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) may suppress appetite. Lithium has been reported to suppress appetite, but has also been reported to cause weight gain in some so may depend on your metabolism. Make sure your prescribing doctor knows you are taking both.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014

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