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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

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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Can you die from a ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Can you die from a ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Quite possibly: While generally a safe drug, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is considered a stimulant, which means it does affect things like heart rate and blood pressure. Just like with any stimulant, there is the risk of heart attack, stroke, etc., particular with higher dosages. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Professional eval: There are no tests, and an expert physician would not need tests. An "overdose" (other than deliberate) is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the Ritalin (methylphenidate) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages and when doses, or circumstances, change. ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up on a drug test?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up on a drug test?

Yes: The result would be a positive amphetamines. I hope this helps and all is well. ...Read more

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I overdosed on Concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate)?

I overdosed on Concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being!
You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have been living for 17 years.
Please call 911 and go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment.
Inform close family members and friends present, and ask them to take you to ER, call suicide and crisis center in your area, or call 911.
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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I overdosed on concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate)?

ER vs Poison Control: If you believe that you have overdosed on Concerta and/or Ritalin (methylphenidate) then, you should call 911 or head to your local ER. Those are the 2 best options in my opinion. You should also advise your prescribing MD at some point about what happened. If you have any questions AFTER you're stabilized then, feel free to write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Will I pass a drug test tomorrow if I took ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 days ago?

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Ritalin (methylphenidate): Methyl phenidate group of drugs do not normally show in Urine drug screen, as opposed to the Amphetamine group such as Adderal. ...Read more

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I was put on quasym because ritalin and concerta did not work. Why would another methylphenidate drug work?

I was put on quasym because ritalin and concerta did not work. Why would another methylphenidate drug work?

Quasym: Not sure what that it. Could you please retype the name & send your request? . Will be happy to help. ...Read more

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What's the difference between concerta and ritalin (methylphenidate) and which drug is more powerful and effective?

They are the same: Concerta and Ritalin are both the same: methylphenidate.
Concerta is just packaged differently; actually in a 'pump' which delivers 20%of the medication in the first 5 hours then the rest over the next 5 - 6 hours. ...Read more

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What can I expect while taking ritalin (methylphenidate)? What dose is best? Does it interact with any other drugs?

Get appropriate dx: Before taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) or other stimulants you should consult your doctor to determine if it is safe or apppropriate. There are significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

What is the treatment for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Typically, just time: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a relatively short-acting medication without major problems even in overdose. Chronic use at high doses can cause psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) that typically resolve quickly once use stops but can be treated with antipsychotics. Acute overdose can affect the heart and BP and may require supportive intervention to prevent damage until the body gets rid of it. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Excessive ingestion: Accidental or intentional ingestion of Ritalin in an amount that exceeds what is considered safe. ...Read more

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I have heard that ritalin (methylphenidate) causes height loss. Do otherpsychiatric drugs cause height loss?

I have heard that ritalin (methylphenidate) causes height loss. Do otherpsychiatric drugs cause height loss?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Ritalin (methylphenidate) does not cause height loss but long term use of Ritalin (methylphenidate) might affect final height. It has been reported that onemay lose as much as an inch and 4 1/2 pounds with long term usage. ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up in a drug screen?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up in a drug screen?

Yes: Depending on the type of screening done it can show up as a methamphetamine. Most screening tests do not look specifically for ritalin, (methylphenidate) they look for features common to a class of drugs, which is where this will fall. ...Read more

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Could the medicine ritalin (methylphenidate) trigger a manic reaction?

Yes: Ritalin is a stimulant called methylphenidate, it can have all the side effects of any other stimulant such as amphetamines or cocaine. The paradoxical - or 'opposite' effect - of calming people w/ add or adhd is part of verifying the dx. If you have the disorder - it quiets you, if not it speeds you up.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3062130/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if drugs like ritalin (methylphenidate) really help you focus when it comes to school?

Can you tell me if drugs like ritalin (methylphenidate) really help you focus when it comes to school?

Add-yes: Patients with a proper diagnosis of attention deficit disorder may benefit with better focus in school settings. Patients without add have little if any benefit. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get a drug to could you help me concentrate like Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Doctor: You just don't "get these drugs" so you can concentrate better. These are powerful drugs that are indicated after a very thorough medical and psychological work-up that shows significant impairment in life due to the symptoms. Otherwise, good nights sleep and proper diet will work better to help you concentrate better on a day-to-day basis. ...Read more

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My sons ritalin (methylphenidate) isn't showing up on 7 panel drug screen, thought it was amp. Is it poss he's not taking it?

My sons ritalin (methylphenidate) isn't showing up on 7 panel drug screen, thought it was amp. Is it poss he's not taking it?

See below: Methyl phenidine is a different chemical from amphetamine and may not show in an instant test. Make sure it is being looked for on the confirmatory test before getting upset. ...Read more

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Aside from probable drug tolerance, what kind of adverse effect could taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) cause for healthy adults?

Aside from probable drug tolerance, what kind of adverse effect could taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) cause for healthy adults?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) side effects: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) a stimulant medication, is most commonly prescribed to treat ADD/HD in children and adults, but can also be used in other treatments. Besides tolerance, possible side effects may include decreased appetite, GI upset, headache, anxiety, irritable mood, insomnia or elevated BP. You should always discuss risks/benefits & of SEs of any proposed tx with ur doc b4 starting any new med. ...Read more

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I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse?

Urine + for ritalin: I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse? ANS: ritalin and vyvanse are very close chemical cousins so depending on which test they used they may either show + test but they cannot tell which one it is. Ask your team doing the test if they cross react in the test they use. ...Read more

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My son takes ritalin (methylphenidate) 10mg twice a day. I recently began drug testing him because he was found smoking pot. I use a 7 panel test obt?

7 drug panel: A 7-drug panel should be sufficient to test most drugs your child would use. It does not test for spice. Children with adhd are at higher risk for smoking cigarettes, using alcohol and drugs, have car accidents, and becoming divorced if they married (and if not treated) - enroll your child in a substance abuse program, attending aa/ na meetings and counseling - those lower his risk for drug abuse. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my docs what to drug test me for Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Drug test: Either they suspect non-compliance, or they have not prescribed them? ...Read more

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Can drugs like ritalin (methylphenidate) and aderrall (add medication) really help college students get better grades?

Stimulant medication: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (dexamphetamine) are stimulant medications (like caffeine) approved to treat add. They can improve focus and attention in anyone, but have a marked effect for people who have add (attention deficit disorder). Although sometimes "abused" they should not be used unless needed for add symptoms as they may increase heart rate and blood pressure in some people. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I was wondering if a person who has been on ritalin (methylphenidate) there whole life almost can get suboxone if the drug problem they have is with pain pills?

I was wondering if a person who has been on ritalin (methylphenidate) there whole life almost can get suboxone if the drug problem they have is with pain pills?

Yes: In general terms yes. Ritalin (methylphenidate) does not automatically disqualify the use of suboxone for pain pills addiction.

Suboxone for addiction needs to be provided by select doctors certified for this treatment in the US. ...Read more

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Y do drugs have opposite effect on me? Opiates make me energized and stims like ritalin (methylphenidate) make me tired and anxious. What does this say about my body?

Y do drugs have opposite effect on me? Opiates make me energized and stims like ritalin (methylphenidate) make me tired and anxious. What does this say about my body?

Prone to Addiction: As we have discussed with you in the past this is what addicts report. I would bet you are genetically disposed to addiction and are not the only member of your family with addiction problems. ...Read more

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Do you recommend using the ADHD drugs Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Do you recommend using the ADHD drugs Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Can be beneficial: There are various release forms for both Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (like immediate release or extended / slow release). I don't consider one superior to the other. One may be more effective than the other or have absence or presence of side effects for different people. ...Read more

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