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How do I get rid of low appetite caused by ritalin (methylphenidate)?

How do I get rid of low appetite caused by ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Can be difficutl: This can be so severe that it's best to try a different type of medication--even a different stimulant. That said, some strategies can help. Insist on a big breakfast, and give the stimulant at or after it, not before. Lunch often is a no-go for many of these kids. Appetite eventually returns, hopefully before supper; if later, "go european, " and let them eat late--just make it nutritious. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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How do you develop a tolerance on a med like ritalin (methylphenidate)? And how can you get rid of it ?

How do you develop a tolerance on a med like ritalin (methylphenidate)? And how can you get rid of it ?

Some people do : Develop a tolerance to it. We have to differentiate however tolerance to the feelings of being high that someone may feel from it as opposed to intolerance to the positive beneficial therapeutic effects of the drug. It is possible to develop tolerance to one but not the other. If tolerance developed to both that we look for another agent to use. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the proper way of disposing of Adderal, Ritalin and Strattera (atomoxetine)? I refuse to take anymore of my medication and want to get rid of it all.

What's the proper way of disposing of Adderal, Ritalin and Strattera (atomoxetine)? I refuse to take anymore of my medication and want to get rid of it all.

Pharmacy: The best way is to ask your pharmacy how to dispose of unused medication. The bigger question is why you are refusing to take your medication. If you are having side effects, you may need to talk with your doctor about other options. Just stopping your meds without a plan to address your ADHD in other ways will probably not be successful. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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How does taking too much ritalin (methylphenidate) cause seizures? What is the treatment?

How does taking too much ritalin (methylphenidate) cause seizures? What is the treatment?

Overstimulation : Some studies have shown an increase in the risk of seizures while on stimulant medication. Most of these patients have either a personal or family history of a seizure disorder, however, it may rarely happen in patients without any history of seizures. The fda recommends discontinuing stimulant medication if seizures occur.Source: ritalin causes seizures? - healthcentral www.Healthcentral.Com/adhd/h/. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

What is the treatment for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Typically, just time: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a relatively short-acting medication without major problems even in overdose. Chronic use at high doses can cause psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) that typically resolve quickly once use stops but can be treated with antipsychotics. Acute overdose can affect the heart and BP and may require supportive intervention to prevent damage until the body gets rid of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent the development of ritalin (methylphenidate) tolerance?

Difficult to say : Ritalin tolerance generally *doesn't* happen according to most studies. If taken as prescribed, and particularly if someone is using long-acting Ritalin e.g. Concerta and Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, tolerance to the effects of Ritalin is very uncommon. I would speak with your doctor to see if there are other reasons why it's not working for you. ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) give energy also in its 4 hours effectivity. I mean does it prevent from being tired ?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) give energy also in its 4 hours effectivity. I mean does it prevent from being tired ?

Yes: Methylphenidate has been described as increasing energy in some patients although it also paradoxically decreases hyperactivity in patients that have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It should always be utilized in the context of a managing physician. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Many Meds possible: It is fairly common to find duo diagnosis such as anxiety with ADHD, and each diagnosis needs to be addressed. Trazadone plus Ritalin is a very reasonable combiination, especially if falling asleep at night is a problem. If not effective, there are other combinations that might be helpful. ...Read more

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I am currently taking klonopin (2,5mg day), ritalin (35mg/day), Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL(300mg) and Tegretol CR (400mg) and I'm not sure about my treatment. ?

I am currently taking klonopin (2,5mg day), ritalin (35mg/day), Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL(300mg) and Tegretol CR (400mg) and I'm not sure about my treatment. ?

Medication question: Talk to the prescribing doctor. If you feel the medication is not working, then there are other choices, based on the classifications of the medicine, since I don't have your diagnosis. If your questions are about the medications themselves, then ask your doctor to explain. ...Read more

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If I'm tolerant to amphetamines like adderall in adhd treatment would the tolerance cross over to ritalin (methylphenidate) if I switched?

If I'm tolerant to amphetamines like adderall in adhd treatment would the tolerance cross over to ritalin (methylphenidate) if I switched?

Tolerance likely: You say you're "tolerant" to amphetamines rather than they're not helping your ADHD. That is a word most ADD/ADHD patients don't use in my experience. If you mean you're not feeling a buzz or more pleasant mood effect from amphetamines, I would recommend avoiding any medication including Ritalin (methylphenidate) which is potentially addictive. There are other meds for ADHD which are safer for you. ...Read more

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Wot is best treatment for bipolar coexisting adhd ? I am in my 30's I Already take lithium and lamotrogine to control bipolar can Ritalin (methylphenidate) be added?

Wot is best treatment for bipolar coexisting adhd ? I am in my 30's I 
Already take lithium and lamotrogine to control bipolar can Ritalin (methylphenidate) be added?

Complicated issue: If your bipolar is under good control with your two mood stabilizers - addition of a stimulant can be considered. Please discuss with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea for 4 days, loss of appetite, bloating sulfer burps and stomach cramps.. How do I get rid of this?

I  have had diarrhea for 4 days, loss of appetite, bloating sulfer burps and stomach cramps.. How do I get rid of this?

Diarrhea: try to increase your fluids, try mylanta OTC, and other supportive measures will usually help this. follow up with your physician if persistent. You can also schedule a virtual consult for help immediately if necessary. ...Read more

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I am 32 and 183cm i need your advice to get rid of excess weight and general methods of reducing appetite?

I am 32 and 183cm  i need your advice to get rid of excess weight and general methods of reducing appetite?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I used to mastrubute on a daily basis at nite while sleeping since last 1 year, want to get rid off it and due to this my appetite diminishd, please help?

I used to mastrubute on a daily basis at nite while sleeping since last 1 year, want to get rid off it and due to this my appetite diminishd, please help?

Talk man to man: Almost all men in their twenties masturbate several times a week, especially if they are single. It teaches you about mind & body & prepares you for being a husband and father -- think about the girl you're going to marry. It won't spoil your appetite. If anyone has told you it is "wrong" or "unspiritual" or "bad for your health", they were lying for their own dark purposes. Talk with someone wise. ...Read more

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Im 22 but is it possible for stomach virus to linger after you get rid of it? I still don't have much of a appetite

Im 22 but is it possible for stomach virus to linger after you get rid of it? I still don't have much of a appetite

Doubt virus: It sounds as though your diet has led to this, most likely all the sweet "junk". If I am right, i suggest that is what requires a good look. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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