A member asked:
is headache a side effect of ritalin (methylphenidate)?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Katharine Cox answered
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unusual: It is unlikely. Check with your doctor to see if there is another cause. All the best.
Answered on Apr 11, 2016
Dr. Florence Nwofor answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: It is one of the frequently encountered side effect, if intolerable discuss with your prescribing physician, there are many options out there. It will be important though to ascertain that Ritalin (methylphenidate) is the cause of your headache. Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe
Answered on Apr 13, 2016
Dr. Krishna Kumar answered
54 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate) effects: I understand your concern. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD Side effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be-Headache or Migraine. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss benefits and side effects of Ritalin (methylphenidate), review all side effects, decreasing dose; and Therapy for stresses in life. For severe Headache, see Neurologist.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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