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How Fast Does Ritalin Take To Work
Could vary.: It is recommended to take this 30 minutes prior to a meal. Food could change the bio-availability. The medication is usually working in 30 minutes after taking the pill. I would take it as it is supposed to be taken unless cleared by your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) la that expired a year ago? And if so, will it still work properly?
Generally, yes.: As long as the med wasn't exposed to extreme environmental factors (heat, overly dry climate, etc.), oral tablets&capsules are "good" for much longer than the exp date. The military studied this many yrs ago, &found drop-off in effectiveness negligible for such meds for much more than a decade. Ritalinla is a reliable product w/ the type of characteristics that should hold up.Generics less certain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take nuvigil my new insurance boes not cover it they want me to switch to ritalin (methylphenidate) does it work the same as nuvigil?
Different meds: Nuvigil and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are different chemically. Nuvigil is given to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive sleepiness seen for example in narcolepsy. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that can also be given to adults for excessive daytime sleepiness. Please review with your prescribing doctor to decide what's best for you. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I usually take Sandoz Ritalin, but pharmacy only had corepharma, Does the corepharma work at all? I feel no benefit on this corepharma Ritilian.
Dispensing errors po: ssible. Sometimes the pharmacist, in error, dispenses the incorrect medicine. In theory, the generic version of the medicine is supposed to have the same bioavailabilibility as the brand name. The fact that that you don't feel anything argues that you probably have gotten the wrong drug or the wrong dose. Go back to the same store with the medicine in the bottle that you got there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tuk concerta 18mg 1st time, it worked then i stopped it.I tuk it 2nd time 18mg but this time it didn't work so should I take ritalin (methylphenidate) or concerta rx.
I know the text book answer is NO , BUT if I take methadone in the early morning & take Ritalin (methylphenidate) in the afternoon (not long term) , would ritalin (methylphenidate) work?
May be: In theory the two drugs don't interact, as they have opposite effects, not additive effects, methadone has a long half-life, it stays in the system longer, at least 16 hours, its elimination depends on many factors, how active is the liver, how acidic is the urine for example or alkaline, etc.. Also depends on other medicines you are on, counsel your doctor again, both are schedule II medications, ...Read more
Does ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall work immediately? How long do they take to have an effect?
I take to ritalin (methylphenidate) a day that last a total of 8 hours. But i work late at night. Does that mean my ADHD symptoms will come back after 8 hours?
ADHD Meds: The meds for adhd are usually time dependent meaning stays in system for a duration then washout.Ritalin if you are taking the short acting will not be of much help if you are working late in the night.Discuss with your doc med adjustment or consider new gen long duration meds like Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr vyvanse Ritalin sr, Ritalin sr , concerta, Metadate CD metade er, Adderall xr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with adhd. I get anx when i take ritalin (methylphenidate) but no anx when i don't. Are there stims that work better? Is it ok to take benzos with stim meds?
Usually daily : Stimulant medication is usually meant to be taken daily with some people taking "holidays" on the weekend and vacations. If it is not an extended release form you may need to take twice daily. Since those meds do not need to build up to get effect you will not get any carry over benefit from the prior day. If you have any concerns about the use of this medication speak with provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Noticed effects: Most teachers or parents will notice some effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate) within a few days if not the first day. If the dose is a bit low there may not be much of an effect & at high doses the kid may appear drugged & slow. The concept of effectiveness can be a different issue. The med may allow more settled participation in class but it will not fix any co-existing learning problems. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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