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A 23-year-old male asked:

how long does it take for ritalin (methylphenidate) to start working with controlling adhd symptoms?

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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 50 years experience
Almost immediately: Most people notice a marked effect immediately or within a few days of starting this medication.
Dr. Travis Hansen
Child Psychiatry 21 years experience
typically...: Ritalin (methylphenidate) will start working within 30-60 minutes if at a therapeutic dose.

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Last updated May 12, 2016

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