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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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What are the side effects of taking 20mg ritalin sr and 20mg wellbutrin (bupropion) ER together?

Ritalin/Wellbutrin: Although wellbutrin (bupropion) does not come in 20mg., I assume u meant 200mg. No dangerous interaction. ...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?

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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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Does anyone have a child on methylin, and how are they reacting to it?

Does anyone have a child on methylin, and how are they reacting to it?

Methylin: Several of my kids are on stimulants & are responding well. ...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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How can you undo ritalin's side effects?

How can you undo ritalin's side effects?

ADHD: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is one of the short acting stimulants for add/adhd. Initially started at lower dose, gradually titrated upward at which symptoms come under control. Side effects at beginning 2-4 weeks: loss of appetite, weight loss, poor sleep, stomach discomfort if taken in empty stomach; then resolve. If symptoms continues more- 1-2 months, talk to your doc. May need dose adjustment or different med. ...Read more

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Will piracetam affect ritalin's effectiveness?

Probably not: An interaction checker indicates no negative interactions. Piracetam has been found to help memory in some studies. Typically this is one of the symptoms of adhd. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause gastritis?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause gastritis?

Yes: Yes, it can cause irritation of the stomach and small intestine. May help to take with pepcid (famotidine) or zegrid. No known interaction with these drugs. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) affect breathing?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) affect breathing?

Not usually: If you develop difficulty breathing, hives or swelling of the lips, tongue or throat - this could be a serious allergic reaction that warrants immediate medical care. Respiratory side effects are not common. ...Read more

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How does ritalin (methylphenidate) work for anxiety?

How does ritalin (methylphenidate) work for anxiety?

It doesn't: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not a medication for anxiety -- in fact, in some it can worsen anxiety. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is typically prescribed for add/adhd in children and adults. Other medications and therapy work better for anxiety. Psychiatrists can help you with that; psychologists can help also, through various kinds of talk therapy. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause cardiomyopathy?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause cardiomyopathy?

Not usually: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant and can increase blood pressure. I don't think it can cause cardiomyopathy by itself, but it could exacerbate it. I would ask your prescribing physician about this, and get a cardiology evaluation if you are concerned. ...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