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Is 10 Mg Of Ritalin Every 4 Hours A Big Dose For Adhd
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
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 3 more doctor answers
Take Only If Rx'd: S/he might place his/her health @ risk if s/he has personal or family history of certain (a) physical conditions (incl. High blood pressure, cardiac/cardiovascular problems, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, seizures & tics); &/or (b) psychiatric conditions (incl. Anxiety, mood disorders & eating disorders). It may cause symptoms such agitation/anxiety, tremors, nausea, convulsions & fast heart beat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does it take for ritalin (methylphenidate) to start working with controlling ADHD symptoms?
Will someone come up with some arguments about why we should use ritalin (methylphenidate) without adhd?
Friend has ADHD and takes 2 ritalins (methylphenidate) a day what would happen if I took some to study for something?
Stupid idea: Medications should only be taken by those for whom they were prescribed.Taking someone else's medication, particularly a controlled substance, is called "diversion." this is a federal offense that if applied, could land you in jail with a large fine. If u feel u need help to study, u should contact your doctor or a specialist in learning disorders to see why you need chemical help to study. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi! I wanted to know what happens if a person WITHOUT ADD or ADHD takes a pill of ritalin (methylphenidate)? What are the effects
My friend cut his prescribed ADHD medicine in half (Ritalin, Alza 36) so it wouldn't be as strong, except it was supposed to be XR. Will he be okay?
Problematic: the Pills are made to be extended release. If you cut the pills, yoiu may cause all of the methylphenidate to be released at once, like a short acting form of medication. The medication comes as an 18 mg tablet, so if your friend wants to try a smaller dose he should talk to his prescriber about the smaller dose form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The basics: The basic issue with ad/adhd is thought to be the inability to screen out external stimulus form reaching the thinking processes. The stimulants "turn on" a better screening center to eliminate the distracting inputs and allow a greater ability to focus and/or control activity overflow.At higher doses it often slows the kid and makes them sleepy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on ritalin for adhd for 4 years and i change to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tomorrow, is there anything i should know before taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Thanks
The equivalent dose : of Amphetine is 1/2 the dose of Methylphenidate, branded Ritalin. Multiply ½ of your current total daily dose of MPH x 3 for your equivalent dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). You may do well on less because it works for 12-14 hours & has very little " rebound" as it wears off. Max. adult dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 70 mg/day. Onset of action is 1 ½ -2 hours, so you might take it earlier. Side effects are same as MPH's. ...Read more
My son is extremly hyperactive ADHD hes taking ritalin (methylphenidate) and respidal respond is valum a better salution...Hes a mess nothing is helping him im a mess h?
Hyperactivity: There are several alternatives to his current medications for yoiu to discuss with his doctor. These include addrerall/vyvanse, provigil/nuvigil, wellbutrin, (bupropion) Imipramine and amantadine. I doubt valium would be helpful and might even make things worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, will you prescribe fluxomine 100 with ritalin (methylphenidate) for an ADHD and OCD person ? Or it is dangerous ?
Yes, all are OK.: There are similarities in these 3 meds, though dex & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are more closely related. It depends on each individual which is a better med. And, it depends on the dose, the form the med is taken in, the dosing frequency -- and it may depend on what other meds are utilized. This is not amateur hour, so get good professional help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ritalin worsens my GAD but I have ADHD and helps with that. Taking Zoloft (sertraline) for MDD and GAD. What can I do to have less anxiety on Ritalin?
Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?
I have ADHD and i'm on ritalin, (methylphenidate) it works great but ever since I have been on it I have to keep clearing my throat, it's annoying me help!
Sometimes: Sometimes certain tic-like behaviors can develop on the stimulant medications. Clearing one's throat can be a tic or just a dry mouth/dry throat response. Chewing gum, hard candies, and/or mints may lubricate the throat and help with the clearing symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Nuvigil is related to provigil. Provigil showed effectiveness in adhd in children, but did not get approved due to possible rash. Generally the stimulants are thought to be most effective, however that is not true for everyone. If you are having anxiety or other side effects to the ritalin, (methylphenidate) Nuvigil may be effective, thought it may take a couple weeks to see the full effect once the dose is right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Ritalin (methylphenidate) does not stunt puberty. It can cause appetite depression but this passes in the afternoon or early evening. Long term studies show that the only lasting side effect of stimulant medications is an ultimate decrease in adult height if not monitored correctly. This rarely happens and almost never if you have a competent physician and you keep all of your appointments. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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