A 31-year-old female asked:
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Hands usually cold, then one or several fingers get red hot (no pain). Raynauds? Erythromelalgia? Seems to be worse since started Ritalin (methylphenidate). Related?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate) side effect?: An uncommon, if not rare, side effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate) is circulation problems in fingers and toes, eg, Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Symptoms reverse when med is discontinued. Discuss with prescribing doctor without delay. See: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm359945.htm I hope this helps. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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