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Is 10 Mg Of Ritalin Every 4 Hours A Big Dose For Adhd
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
Will someone taking ADHD meds like ritalin (methylphenidate) need to elevate the dose by the time ? I mean will his body need every period of time higher doses ?
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE: This varies from person to person. Many people do well on the same dose for years; others may find it nessary to increase the dose. Children may need a medication holiday in the summer ; return to same dose in fall. Some may stay on the same dose year round. Most adults seem constant with dosage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ADHD and was on ritalin (methylphenidate). But every time "that time of the month" rolled around I would get panic attacks and was unable to tolerate it. Why?
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Hormonal changes likely. Consult your ob/gyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any risk in running or practicing a kind of sport which needs big effort when on stimulant meds for ADHD like ritalin (methylphenidate) ?
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
Symptom relief: If you had adhd, there is about a 65% chance that a stimulant such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) can improve attention, decrease impulsivity, and reduce restlessness or hyperactivity. It is not a cure--we don't have one--but stimulants can be highly effective in reducing those symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults, usually with minimal to no side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Geriatric depression: Ritalin (methylphenidate) may be used at times for geriatric depression. Otherwise, its use is largely limited to adhd. The short-acting formulation also isn't used often because most people need to be functional for longer periods of time (at least 6-8 hours) and don't like to take medications multiple times through the day. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well studied/no cure: Stimulants for adhd are the best-studied medicines in all of child mental health. They produce prompt relief of key symptoms in 65-85 of patients with relatively few side effects and high safety. They often help patients, families, and teachers cope with the most disturbing symptoms. But, they do not change the course of illness, are not sompletely safe, & may deter other needed interventions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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