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Dr. Alan Ali
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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


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Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?

Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?

It does not matter: Both work very well. There is limited data to suggest that FluMist might work a little better. Another upside is no injection, but if you want to have FluMist administered and covered by insurance, certain plans do not cover it. Check first. ...Read more

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If I take an Er 18 mg dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) this morning at 8 can I drink tonight?

If I take an Er 18 mg dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) this morning at 8 can I drink tonight?

Likely so: In general, I would not recommend drinking alcohol with any medication but in the case of Ritalin (methylphenidate) er (I am assuming concerta given the dose) there is not an absolute contraindication with alcohol and the medication will likely weaning in your system after 10-12 hours as it is. In all cases, proceed with caution and monitor how you experience alcohol if on any new medication. And responsibly. ...Read more

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Ritalin LA makes me depressed. Ritalin IR makes my anxiety worse. Adderall ER and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make me depressed. Can't take Strattera. Wht cn i tk 4 Adhd?

Ritalin LA makes me depressed. Ritalin IR makes my anxiety worse. Adderall ER and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make me depressed. Can't take Strattera. Wht cn i tk 4 Adhd?

Diagnostic re-eval- : uation is needed. Criteria for ADHD = significant symptoms of Inattention &/or hyperactivity/impulsivity for 6 mos. or > that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school before age 10. Psychiatrists assess for ADHD & comorbid mood & anxiety disorders & manage medications. Neuropsychologists test for comorbid processing & learning disorders. Psychologists do testing & provide therapy. See CHADD.org ...Read more

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Is it safe to be smoking while on methylin?

Is it safe to be smoking while on methylin?

Smoke: Cigarette smoke is not contraindicated but also not advised, due to cardiovascular problems. ...Read more

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What otc's would test positive for methylin and hydrocodone?

What otc's would test positive for methylin and hydrocodone?

Unknown: So will say ingredients in Robitussin (guaifenesin) and nyquil will do it but in my pain clinic I have never had anyone test positive that was not on narcotics. ...Read more

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