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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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Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Just a Brand name: Methylin & Ritalin are brand names for methylphenidate. Each company picks names apt to appeal to patients and doctors and easy to remember. Different brands may have different release patterns, but it is the same medicattion. Other brand names for mph are concerta, metadate, & focalin (dexmethylphenidate). There's also Daytrana patch. Newest is quillivant xr, a liquid long-acting form of mph. ...Read more

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How long will 5mg ic methylin stay in you system?

How long will 5mg ic methylin stay in you system?

Usually A Few Hours: This is a low dose of methylin. Any benefit would be expected to wear off within a few hours with the medicine being almost completely out of the body within several hours. ...Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) more effective than methylin?

Same drug: These are two brand names of the same drug.They will give equal results if you use the same dose & form. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose on methylin?

How much weight can you lose on methylin?

Methylin: That depends on the dose, how long u have been on the medication, and your lifestyle. ...Read more

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Methylin was prescribed today, and I felt like I normally do. How long before I start to feel a difference?

Methylin was prescribed today, and I felt like I normally do.   How long before I start to feel a difference?

It may be subtle: You should begin to be able to tell a difference after taking the medication within an hour or so. Usually you need to take it without food. The changes may be subtle. ...Read more

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What is ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down their revving engine so they can concentrate more effectively, complete tasks, not be in constant motion. It's a controlled substance which requires a special prescription in many states. ...Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read more

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Ritalin (methylphenidate) side effects?

Yes,: Like all medications Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause side effects in some people. Common ones include nervousness, dizziness, loss of appetite, but there are more serious possible side effects. These include allergic reactions, hallucinations, chest pain and behavioral changes. ...Read more

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