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Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a central nervous system stimulant.
What if methylphenidate is not working for me? Do I have something other than ADD, or just need different drugs?
Maybe: Possible explanations: incorrect medication or dosage; other co-morbidity-issue insensitive to medication therapy. Always have close follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a central nervous system stimulant.
Stimulant: Methylphenidate is classified as a stimulant, even though it does not produce "stimulantion" in child with or without adhd. Other stimulants are amphetamine and methamphetamine and modafanil, plus one (pemoline) that now is off the market. All are thought to act by increasing brain Dopamine activity, but the exact effects on the brain are more complex than that. ...Read more
Methylphenidate is a: Stimulant medication used to treat all 3 types of adhd. It increases circulating Dopamine in the part of the brain that inhibits behavior. Like the other stimulant, amphetamine, it works as a single agent in 80 -90% of cases & is approved till age 65. Common side effects are headache, stomach ache, delayed-onset sleep, & appetite suppression the 1st few months of rx. It can increase anxiety & tics. ...Read more
Can the doctor prescribe me ritalin (methylphenidate) along with faverin to treat anxiety problems+adhd? .
What are the differences in levels of pns stimulation among commonly prescribed amphetamines, specifically dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate?
Depends on dose: The two medication families are comparable. It depends on the dose prescribed and factors of absorption and metabolism. ...Read more
Can long term use of methylphenidate in adults cause depression as a side effect? Would antidepressants help with that?
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) will help concentration, but we do not diagnose attention defecit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd) by how somebody does with ritalin. Anybody who took Ritalin would concentrate better. Do not use the medication lightly! It is a controlled substance and needs to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
What are effective alternatives to methylphenidate for the treatment of add in adults? The current shortage is causing me a lot of $ problems. Help
Partial answer: Stimulants definitely increase dopamine, which is concentrated in a very old part of the brain called the mid-brain and, among other things, is involved in reward systems. There are strong connections between this part of the brain and the frontal cortex, which is where some problems associated with adhd seem to arise. Exactly why this works so well is still unknown. ...Read more
My 5 year olds adha is being treated with methylphenidate, is this medication safe for her age & what are the long term effects?
Side effect?: All medication can have side effect, we take them if we can't function without them. But can have is not necessary will have and I am confident her mental health provider will be watching for any side effect. ...Read more
Can you drink alcohol only once if taking fluvoxamine and methylphenidate (faverin+ritalin) or is it dangerous?
No alcohol on Luvox (fluvoxamine): I suspect in most jurisdictions you are under age and it would be illegal for you to drink. Ritalin (methylphenidate) and alcohol should not be mixed because alcohol raises Ritalin (methylphenidate) levels by 40%, making Ritalin (methylphenidate) toxicity much more likely. Adding alcohol to Luvox can prevent the Luvox from working for up to 72 hours and the result can severe rebound depression or anxiety. Don't drink on this combination. It is not safe. ...Read more
Dr. Donald, interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) and ritalin, fda has reported on life threatening drug interactions? Http://tinyurl. Com/kkctn5n regards.
Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Ritalin:
I checked your site and nothing came up. Please recheck spelling, so I went to the following site. Please realize that these are percentages based only on the total number of drug reactions reported to the fda. There are also concomitant medical conditions and other medications that are in use. Www. Ehealthme. Com/drug-interactions/cymbalta-and-ritalin-la
please get back to me on this. Since these are not proven interactions, they do not show up in the drug drug interaction literature per se. I have used this combination many times without difficulties. ...Read more
In adult onset primary hypersomnia, is it reasonable to take beta blockers if effective in contolling the high pulse side effect of methylphenidate?
Not exactly.: Beta-blockers are helpful for a variety of medical disorders, but like many medications are not entirely benign. Side effects include daytime fatigue and sleep disruption. What you have described is not a clear indication for beta blocker therapy - risk may outweigh benefit. Please consult with a local sleep specialist for further information. ...Read more
Methylphenidate: Ritalin (methylphenidate) side-effects include nervousness, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, heartburn, headache, muscle tightness, dry mouth, restlessness, tingling of hands/feet, decrease sexual desire, painful menstruation, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart beats faster, blurred vision, agitation, seizures, psychosis, mood changes, tics, rash. ...Read more
Will 108 mg of methylphenidate cause permanent harm to your body? And if possible what would be the quickest way to get it out of your system?
Just started methylphenidate 5 mg for fatigue take one at 8 and 1 feel good (awake) but by 6 tired & ready to go to bed. How do I make it last longer?
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Discuss with your prescribing doctor the extended-release forms of stimulants. ...Read more
How sertraline effects methylphenidate metabolism? Can be used to increasing ritalin half life? Best regards.
Interaction between Aripiprazole (@low dose) with Methylphenidate (antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?
Talk to your doctor.: If both of these medications are being prescribed for you, you should speak to the doctor who is prescribing them. Although there is no documented adverse interaction between these two medications, every patient can react differently to medications. Of course you should only take these medications if they are being prescribed for you; don't try someone else's medication. ...Read more
Individual: Adhd: clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were updated on october 16, 2011 to specify that the dose of medication must be titrated to achieve normality in every individual, adverse effects being the only limiting factor. ...Read more
I took too many Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & methylphenidate pills, I have a heart condition & I feel very sick, what should I do?
See a doctor:
And stop the meds.
Se a nutritionist and an acupuncturist to help balance you out so you will not need the meds. These meds can cause a heart condition to worsen. ...Read more
It is the generic: Name for medication used for treatment of ADD/ADHD. The short acting form is commonly known as Ritalin (and Methylin) and the longer acting forms are Concerta, Metadate and Quillivant. It is a stimulant and is a controlled substance, and is prescribed by pediatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists. It should only be taken by the person it is prescribed for. ...Read more
Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down their revving engine so they can concentrate more effectively, complete tasks, not be in constant motion. It's a controlled substance which requires a special prescription in many states. ...Read more
Ritalin (methylphenidate) history: The original patent was owned by ciba, now novartis corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda) in 1955 for treating what was then known as hyperactivity. Prescribed to patients beginning in 1960, the drug became heavily prescribed in the 1990s, when the diagnosis of adhd itself became more widely accepted. En.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/methylphenidate. ...Read more
Around a long time: Mph was developed in the 1950's and first studied in what we now call adhd in 1961. It has been used mostly for adhd but also for certain sleep disorders since. Its use has varied over the years, as has belief in adhd as a "real" disorder. It is a stimulant and can be abused. Used appropriately, it can be highly beneficial in reducing adhd symptoms, but it does not cure the disorder. ...Read more
Controlled substance: This is a class 2 controlled substance that is monitored by state and federal officials from the point of manufacture to consumption. If you have a condition where this is used, your physician must document how the diagnosis was made, and provide a prescription on special forms. In my state the quantity prescribed at one time is limited and all refills require a separate written prescription. ...Read more
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