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Does caffeine and ritalin (methylphenidate) go well together?

Additive Effects: Ritalin (generic methylphenidate) and caffeine are both psychostimulants. Ritalin is indicated in the treatment of attention deficit disorder. Caffeine is often consumed to enhance mental clarity and to combat sleepiness. Both have similar side effects including potential for insomnia and heightened anxiety. Since it is difficult to accurately dose caffeine, using both is discouraged. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a ...Read more


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How much caffeine is act like ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 for adhd? Or what is a good not prescription drug which is ritalin (methylphenidate) alternative? Thank you

How much caffeine is act like ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 for adhd? Or what is a good not prescription drug which is ritalin (methylphenidate) alternative? Thank you

Impractical: If you are ready to drink strong coffee continuously through the day and run to pee every hour or two you can achieve some of the stimulant effect of ritalin (methylphenidate).Each person has a different effect to any level of intake. ...Read more

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What're the best sleeping and caffeine pills?

What're the best sleeping and caffeine pills?

Neither: If you do not take sleeping pills you may not need caffeine, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can caffeine pills cause neurotxicity (neuron death)?

Can caffeine pills cause neurotxicity (neuron death)?

Maybe, if...: ... you're a lab rat being given huge doses. No evidence caffeine is "neurotoxic" in us. "Neurotoxicity" used as you are using it is like saying your car has "engine trouble": It's meaningless without a specific definition. Which nerves? We have a lot of different kinds. Timeline? Permanent or temporary? What is specific pathology? There are all kinds of qualifiers. ...Read more

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Is it better to take a caffeine pill or 5 hour energy?

Is it better to take a caffeine pill or 5 hour energy?

For what goals? This: Is the far more important issue. Both promoted for symptoms; cure nothing, may promote other problems, especially if used frequently. Additionally there are so many individual differences + no organized prospective placebo controlled or comparative trails of any sizable group on which to base an answer. Thus usual self-experimentation/buyer-beware. Rec: Google: "sources of caffeine in nature". ...Read more

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Is it ok to stop drinking sodas and start caffeine pills?

Is it ok to stop drinking sodas and start caffeine pills?

Probably Not.: Caffeine from natural sources- coffee, teas, dark chocolate- is probably good for health in general. Caffeine, however, is not designed to treat fatigue or sleepiness or any other condition.

Not a fan of soda (diet or regular) or caffeine pills. They won't address the cause.

My general approach would be, after a good medical eval from pcp, to test neurotransmitters and adrenal function. ...Read more

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What happens if you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and caffeine pills?

What happens if you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and caffeine pills?

XANAX (alprazolam) PLUS CAFFEINE: It depends on how much xanax (alprazolam) and how much caffeine. One small xanax (alprazolam) pill together with one caffeine pill (each depending on the dose) will probably do no harm. Never good to overdose on either. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take caffeine, biotin and greentea pills together?

Is it ok to take caffeine, biotin and greentea pills together?

Frauds in Medicine: You are very young so there may not be any medical or health consequences to this. But, there also will be no health benefits. Green tea 'pills' are a product that will in no way lead you to any real or sustained weight loss. I would advise that you not waste your money on this product. ...Read more

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How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to have a drug overdose?

How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to have a drug overdose?

Varies: Usually, an overdose would require doses much higher than a normal daily dose. However, if a person happens to be sensitive to the effects of the medicine, it may not require a dose much different than the daily prescribed dose. ...Read more

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I have gymnastics training 12 times/week, but can't keep up. Too tired. Is it ok to take caffeine pills to boost workout?

I have gymnastics training 12 times/week, but can't keep up. Too tired. Is it ok to take caffeine pills to boost workout?

No: The goal is to do it all the natural way. Healthy, natural foods, drinks, and habits. Avoid pills, supplements, etc... unless there is a deficiency of something. Thus, one can see a primary care doctor to check for the cause of tiredness. That is to make sure there is not a medical problem, such as a sleep disorder (where one seems to be sleeping but is not resting his brain), or other issues. ...Read more

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When I have caffeine on levothyroxine even hours after taking my pill 100mcg I get the fogginess feeling. .. How can I avoid?

When I have caffeine on levothyroxine even hours after taking my pill 100mcg I get the fogginess feeling. .. How can I avoid?

You aren't going to..: You aren't going to like my suggestion....Stop the caffeine. Good question for the prescribing physician. Might require a bit of research unless they are an endocrinologist and already know the answer. Best wishes - a fellow caffeine lover. ...Read more

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Can caffeine pills cause dehydration?

Caffeine: Drinking caffeinated beverages / caffeine pills can cause mild diuresis but caffeine in moderation does not cause dehydration. ...Read more

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Is taking three pills of nodoz (caffeine) a day bad?

Is taking three pills of nodoz (caffeine) a day bad?

NoDoz (caffeine): Recommended dose is one No-Doz tablet in a 3 hour period. “No more than 6 No-Doz tablets should be taken within 24 hours and no more than 5 No-Doz Plus tablets should be taken within 24 hours.” http://www. Nodoz. Com. Au/faq. Php My personal thought is to avoid use of excess medications. ...Read more

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I took caffeine pills and can't sleep now, please help?

Don't use caffiene: Before sleep. Keep bedroom dark ; cool. Turn off tv. Don't exercise in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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What number of caffeine pills does it take to kill someone?

What number of caffeine pills does it take to kill someone?

Why do you ask?: Sorry, as a psychiatrist I always want to address safety first. ...Read more

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Can someone overdose on nodoz caffeine pills and die from it?

Yes: The lethal dose in humans is thought to be about 200 mg per kg of body weight. For a 200 (pyrethins and piperonyl butoxide) lb. Man, that would be 100 tablets. It wouldn't be a particularly comfortable death. ...Read more

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Do you have to be a certain age to buy nodoz (caffeine) pills?

Do you have to be a certain age to buy nodoz (caffeine) pills?

NoDoz (caffeine): Minimum age for purchase is 12 years old. Teens and children don't need to be using NoDoz (caffeine). ...Read more

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Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

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. ...Read more

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Can a person od on nodoz caffeine pills and actually die from it?

Can a person od on nodoz caffeine pills and actually die from it?

Yes.: Very high doses could cause irregular heart rhythm that could potentially result in death. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of caffeine pills other than staying awake?

Same as coffee: Same side effects as caffeine. About 300 mg is enough to result in caffeine intoxication, with similar effects to other stimulants. Longer term, an anxiety disorder or a sleep disorder may develop from taking caffeine pills or tablets. ...Read more

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What are some brands of caffeine pills that are over-the-counter and safe?

Caffeine: Not sure what you would ever take a caffeine tablet for. I would doubt that a physician recommended such an odd tablet for any health reason. But, in general, the doctors here do not endorse products. ...Read more

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How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to get an overdose?

How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to get an overdose?

Not good question: Sounds lie you are not taking the medication under the supervision of a physician. Consult a physician who can monitor your use properly. ...Read more

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Help please? What is it like to take 30mg ritalin (methylphenidate) pills to get a high?

Help please? What is it like to take 30mg ritalin (methylphenidate) pills to get a high?

Don't Bother: Taking 30mg of Ritalin (methylphenidate) will do little except increase your heart rate, elevate your blood pressure, and will not give a "high". Taking these kind of medicines without your physicians approval can be dangerous and should never be done. I list the mild effects, but long term use can lead to paranoid schizophrenic reaction that is very difficult to treat, don't bother trying! ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 10 mg give full benefit from the first pill you ever take?

If correct dose: If the dose is correct for an individual, the effect will usually begin within 30 to 45 minutes. 10 mg may not be sufficient for an individual, so if you are not achieving a desired effect, speak to your prescriber to adjust the dose. ...Read more

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How long should the effects of a 200mg caffeine pill last? I think my tolerance is high. I have between 400-600mg a day.

How long should the effects of a 200mg caffeine pill last? I think my tolerance is high. I have between 400-600mg a day.

Caffeine: Caffeine pills are very dangerous. Could lead to rapid heart beat, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, mood changes, and insomnia. One to cups of coffee per day might be beneficial for health. Drink your coffee in moderation. Stay away from caffeine pills. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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