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A 27-year-old male asked:

does clomipramine interfere with the efficacy of methylphenidate?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Clomipramine: Chlormipramine is a tri-cyclic antidepressant. Drug levels of chlorimpramine may increase with taking methylphenidate at the same time. However there is no change in efficacy of methylphenidate. Your doctor is likely monitoring the effect of both medications. Ask him/her about the rationale for the drug combination.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can take other than ritalin (methylphenidate) to help stay awake and focused?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Why: My first question is why can't you stay awake and focused? If there's a problem, best to get checked out and treat the cause. Healthy people don't need to rely on stimulants to perform. Any stimulant, from caffeine to amphetamines, can keep you awake. But, they all have side effects as well and can damage your health, so use with caution.
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Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

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Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Prescription?: Is this a prescription dosage? If so, talk with your doctor regarding side effects and drug interactions. If it is not your dose of medication, then i would advise avoiding taking too much of this medication. There is no "safe" medication -- not even over the counter medications.
A member asked:

Is 10 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) every 4 hours a big dose for adhd?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Need more info: Ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 mgs. Every 4 hours (assuming during day time hours only) may not be a high dose for an adult, but may be high for a small child. More information is needed to give an accurate answer. Also need to know total dose in 24 hours.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What does an EEG have to do with getting ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate): We normally run ekg (heart tracing) as baseline measurement to check heart rate/rhythm, as with all stimulants.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can aderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) or anything help to stop excessive daydreaming?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Yes, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate) can help stop daydreaming if you have been properly diagnosed with adhd of the attention deficit ype. That means that, in addition, you have difficulty focusing and following dirctions, are easily distracted, talk excessively, etc.

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