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How do you know if ritalin (methylphenidate) is working precisely? In the time of studies I am somewhere else searching the internet! I don't feel more focused.

How do you know if ritalin (methylphenidate) is working precisely? In the time of studies I am somewhere else searching the internet! I don't feel more focused.

Need to adjust dose: You will either have to get the dose adjusted by your doctor or switch to another med. Beware that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can raise Luvox levels, so that is something that may may also wish to get ckecked. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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How long does on take ritalin (methylphenidate) until it starts working?

How long does on take ritalin (methylphenidate) until it starts working?

About 45 minutes: It depends some whether or not the Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a long acting form, there are several different forms of medications which contain methylphenedate, which is the active drug in ritalin (methylphenidate). It also can depend on whether it's taken on an empty stomach. In general, Ritalin (methylphenidate) starts working within about 30-60 minutes after taking it. ...Read more

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What are the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) on a 6 year old with add and when does the medication start working?

What are the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) on a 6 year old with add and when does the medication start working?

Immediately: Stimulants act by stimulating the cortex in the brain, in add this is like stimulating the brakes in a system. They usually start working short after start. They block the appetite, increase pulse rate and blood pressure and may disrupt sleep, I am not aware of studies that followed people up to adulthood, so we don't how they affect the brain as it develops from childhood to adulthood. ...Read more

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Been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue but not working anymore. Increased dose makes me shake. What else can I do?

Been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue but not working anymore. Increased dose makes me shake. What else can I do?

Try cause of fatigue: Ritalin (methylphenidate) Is not indicated for fatigue.... I recommend talking to your doctor about this. Why are you fatigued? Do you have sleep apnea? It's very common if you are overweight. You may need sleep study. ...Read more

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Can ritalin affect the working speed of Zoloft (sertraline)? I mean will a person taking ritalin with Zoloft (sertraline) need more time to see benefit?

See below: Depends on what the zoloft (sertraline) is treating - a stimulant like Ritalin can increase anxiety and this could interfere with the anxiety-reducing role of zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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What is ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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

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How old is ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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

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Why is ritalin (methylphenidate) better?

Better than what?: Please rephrase your question to indicate better than what? ...Read more

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How do you get ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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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Why do adults take ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Adults take: Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the same reason children do, they have attention deficit disorder, or in the older patient, Ritalin (methylphenidate) can also be used as an antidepressant. ...Read more

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What is the risk of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

What is the risk of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Just a Brand name: Methylin & Ritalin are brand names for methylphenidate. Each company picks names apt to appeal to patients and doctors and easy to remember. Different brands may have different release patterns, but it is the same medicattion. Other brand names for mph are concerta, metadate, & focalin (dexmethylphenidate). There's also Daytrana patch. Newest is quillivant xr, a liquid long-acting form of mph. ...Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) good for studying?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is one of psychostimulant and has been around a long time. It herl;ps with concentration. Focusing, improving inattention, improving distractability and improvies finishing of work. Generallly it helps with studying--generally 1 aggent used works 75% of the time. ...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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Will 150 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) be lethal?

Possibly: If this is a first exposure to Ritalin, (methylphenidate) you are playing with fire. You should check with your doctor to make sure you do not have hear disease or a rhythm abnormality. If you do, That dose may be lethal. Since doses of 10 to 20 mg can cause some people to have excessively rapid heart rate, think about what 150 mg could do. Why are you considering this dose? ...Read more

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