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Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

Prescription?: Is this a prescription dosage? If so, talk with your doctor regarding side effects and drug interactions. If it is not your dose of medication, then I would advise avoiding taking too much of this medication. There is no "safe" medication -- not even over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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Doct. Prescribed me luvox (faverin 100) 1 pill 2x daily with ritalin (methylphenidate) 10mg 1 pill 3x daily. Can I develop serotonin syndrome? Is it dangerous? Plz advice

Doct. Prescribed me luvox (faverin 100) 1 pill 2x daily with ritalin (methylphenidate) 10mg 1 pill 3x daily. Can I develop serotonin syndrome? Is it dangerous? Plz advice

Should be no problem: There are many patients on this combination. I would not worry about serotonin syndrome.I have only seen 2 cases in 30 years of practice, and one was on zoloft (sertraline) alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been taking 10 mg ritalin (methylphenidate) twice a day for three weeks. I no longer feel the effects. Have I developed a tolerance? Should I ask for ritalin (methylphenidate) xr?

Tolerance OK term: I am glad you use the term tolerance which is a decrease of the effect of the medication over time; the person becomes accustomed to it. It is different from addiction (craving, withdrawal symptoms, chronic compulsive use; and different from physical dependence). A dose of 10 mg of Ritalin (methylphenidate) twice a day is a good therapeutic dose. I do not know why you take it but ask your health provider (nuvigil?). ...Read more

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Are 20 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 3 times a day too much if taking fluvoxamine maleate 100 2 times a day? Is the risk of serotonin syndrome high? Is it dangerous?

Are 20 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 3 times a day too much if taking fluvoxamine maleate 100 2 times a day? Is the risk of serotonin syndrome high? Is it dangerous?

Caution: Luvox is anti ocd. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is stimulant that might worsen ocd and in response to such you take more luvox. The concern is yes ssri syndrome (usually it is rare and at higher dosages). All the more concern is you need to check your blood pressure. Once you take ritalin (methylphenidate)... Always check your blood pressure on a daily basis. You need to buy a blood pressure test machine. ...Read more

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I have adhd and I'm prescribed 20 mg. Ritalin tablets three times a day, could I get my doctor to change it to 10 mg Ritalin tablets six times a day?

I have adhd and I'm prescribed 20 mg. Ritalin tablets three times a day, could I get my doctor to change it to 10 mg Ritalin tablets six times a day?

Doesn't work: That way, and it is extremely hard to take any medication 6 times a day, if you feel uncontrolled or uncomfortable with the current dose, your doctor can adjust it for you accordingly, the medicine can be taken twice a day but with a different dose, or may be your doctor would change to another medicine (s) for better control, good luck ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take luvox with ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 10 mg 3x a day? My doc prescribed to me I think the other choice ADHD med is concerta. No stratterra here!

No: No interactions identified with others in the selection list.

Ask your dr about Ritalin (methylphenidate), Concerta and stratterra.
Why you are taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 3x/day? ...Read more

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Has roaccutane 10 mg a day any interaction with xanax, (alprazolam) ritalin and prozac? Also take iron pills for iron deficiency, is it safe take all of them?

Has roaccutane 10 mg a day any interaction with xanax, (alprazolam) ritalin and prozac? Also take iron pills for iron deficiency, is it safe take all of them?

Lots!: Try to avoid unnecessary pills. You take a lot! The only problem might be Prozac that can make side effects worse e/ both ritalin and xanax (alprazolam). Ask Dr to keep an eye on you - tell them if you notice dizzy or drowsey or other bad feelings. ...Read more

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How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to get an overdose?

How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to get an overdose?

Not good question: Sounds lie you are not taking the medication under the supervision of a physician. Consult a physician who can monitor your use properly. ...Read more

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Help please? What is it like to take 30mg ritalin (methylphenidate) pills to get a high?

Don't Bother: Taking 30mg of Ritalin (methylphenidate) will do little except increase your heart rate, elevate your blood pressure, and will not give a "high". Taking these kind of medicines without your physicians approval can be dangerous and should never be done. I list the mild effects, but long term use can lead to paranoid schizophrenic reaction that is very difficult to treat, don't bother trying! ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 10 mg give full benefit from the first pill you ever take?

If correct dose: If the dose is correct for an individual, the effect will usually begin within 30 to 45 minutes. 10 mg may not be sufficient for an individual, so if you are not achieving a desired effect, speak to your prescriber to adjust the dose. ...Read more

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Hi is 99, 20 pound dangerous low if you eating 17 metamina plus 7 ritalin (methylphenidate) everyday?

Something not right: If you are eating seven Ritalin (methylphenidate) every day, you are not being treated appropriately. You should see a physician. ...Read more

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Can I take ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 mg one in the morning and one at night (7 pm)? Would the night dose be dangerous or cause me problems?

Hard to say: Ritalin (methylphenidate) varies in its effect on people. For some the increase in alertness can make sleep difficult if it is still in your system while some actually sleep better when they take it at bedtime. Every nervous system is somewhat unique and you will need to find how it effects you. At that dose level it will not hurt you to try it that way. ...Read more

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How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to have a drug overdose?

How many pills of ritalin (methylphenidate) does it take to have a drug overdose?

Varies: Usually, an overdose would require doses much higher than a normal daily dose. However, if a person happens to be sensitive to the effects of the medicine, it may not require a dose much different than the daily prescribed dose. ...Read more

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What can you watch for (in terms of dangerous side effects) with ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Not much: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) the medicine used for ADHD, is surprisingly safe. The main side effect is decreased appetite. Some also report problem with sleep. If dosed too high, some kids develop mood changes and become "zombie-like", but it's not common. Adjusting the dose or switching to another medicine may decrease the side effects. None is really "dangerous". ...Read more

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I don't have add, but is it realy dangerous if I take 5-10 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) during my exams (for like 2-2.5 months) to increase my attention?

Yes dangerous: No doc on this site is going to tell you it's ok to abuse controlled prescription medication. These drugs have potential side effects including ones involving your heart and nervous system. They also have high abuse potential - today you use it for exams, and pretty soon you are using it just to get up in the morning. Don't go down that path and risk serious side effects and addiction. ...Read more

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Hi! I wanted to know what happens if a person WITHOUT ADD or ADHD takes a pill of ritalin (methylphenidate)? What are the effects

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant, sp presumably the person without ADD/ADAD would not feel slowed down, so to speak. The would, conversely, feel sped up. ...Read more

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I have arrhythmia, would ritalin (methylphenidate) or dexedrine be dangerous for me to use? Which is safer and in what dosage?

I have arrhythmia, would ritalin (methylphenidate) or dexedrine be dangerous for me to use? Which is safer and in what dosage?

Possibly: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Dexedrine are stimulants which can aggravate pre-existing arrhythmias. The severity of the adverse effect depends upon the underlying rhythm disorder, and to some extent, the dose of these medications. For some conditions, I recommend avoidance of stimulants in any dose whereas for others I am less strict. You shoul discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Doctors, will you prescribe fluxomine 100 with ritalin (methylphenidate) for an ADHD and OCD person? Or it is dangerous?

Doctors, will you prescribe fluxomine 100 with ritalin (methylphenidate) for an ADHD and OCD person? Or it is dangerous?

The combo may increa: The blood level of the luvox, (fluvoxamine) so you may need to cut back on that some. Otherwise I use this combination and have never run into problems with it. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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