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Can I take ritalin (methylphenidate) while breastfeeding?

Can I take ritalin (methylphenidate) while breastfeeding?

Don't recommend: Because Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant, with addictive potential, and can get into breast milk according to some research, consider bottle-feeding if you must take this med. You'll be a calmer mother and your baby will benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is it ok to take expired ritalin (methylphenidate)?

yes: Expiration dates just have to do with optimal. It does not loose it's potency all at once. Obviously it is best to use meds before their expiration date. ...Read more

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Safe to take clonidine and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Safe to take clonidine and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

OK on combo: This is a combination which is often used for ADHD, and is considered safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and ritalin (methylphenidate) together?

Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and ritalin (methylphenidate) together?

L-tyrosine: No, because we don't know the long term effects if tyrosine on your body and what effect the combination may have. ...Read more

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Is it good for kids with ADHD to take a ritalin (methylphenidate) breaks?

Is it good for kids with ADHD to take a ritalin (methylphenidate) breaks?

Depends: Research has been mixed. In the 80s, standard practice was just school days. In the 90s & 00s, with once-a-day versions, standard moved to daily use. What's nice about stimulants is, they work only on days you take them. If your child shows clear benefit & no se with daily use, great; if appetite and height are of concern & weekends not a problem, skipping or using a lower dose may work well. ...Read more

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How long would it take until ritalin (methylphenidate) causes weight loss?

OVER WEEKS: Ritalin (methylphenidate) causes loss of appetite and that may cause weight loss in some over weeks and but it should not be usedfor weight loss as it is addictive if used long tem. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when someone with ADHD takes ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Variable: The expected effect is the production of increased vigilance to the primary goal/job at hand with the screaning out of stray stimuli. The site of action is the brain control centers. Treatment has its greatest effect on those who lack these skills normally. ...Read more

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If you take ritalin (methylphenidate) and energy drinks what can happen, side effects?

A Lot: Dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) if 5 mgm, and an oz of ED, I think you can wait out your entire life to say " Good gracious Lord, nothing happened .. "Why Lord ?" Now go on adding the doses 120 mgm of Ritalin (methylphenidate) and few gallons of ED, monstrous looking cans Lets see how long it takes for you to ask the Lord "Why Lord" It will be pretty quick response from the Lord ...Read more

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What happens if you take ritalin (methylphenidate) at night? Can you still fall asleep.

Ritalin (methylphenidate): If high dose or if you took another dose earlier in the day, insomnia is likely. Advice not to take stimulants later than 4 P.M., unless you work evenings & sleep in daytime. ...Read more

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Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more