A 32-year-old member asked:
what would happen if i took my ritalin (methylphenidate) at night instead of in the day?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Sleeplessness: Taking stimulate medication at night may cause insomnia
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Most likely will cause insomnia, uncommonly it may have a paradoxical effect and cause tiredness and sleepiness.
Last updated Jun 19, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.