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Yes: Methylphenidate is a common medicine used for the treatment of add and adhd. Used appropriately and under the watchful eye of a physician, the medication is very effective. However, this medication, like many others in its class, can be addictive if not used appropriately. The addiction is both physiologic and psychologic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Im on ritalin now but doesnt work well and doesnt last long. How should I ask to be switched to vyvanse? Isnt Vyvanse safer and less addictive too?
Not if prescribed: When medications like Ritalin are prescribed for ADHD and the directions are followed, there is no indication that Ritalin is addictive. However, when not prescribed and not taken as directed and mixed with other drugs that are being abused, these medications can be addictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have an: Addiction to ritalin, tell the prescribing physician and get help asap. They will work with a therapist off a treatment program to wean you off Ritalin and find alternative nonaddictive medications or to develop alternative coping mechanisms. You may want to use aa meetings for support as well as therapy. ...Read more
My addiction dr. Says that Adderall cuts the efficacy of Suboxone by 50 percent whereas ritalin doesn't. Is this true?
Suboxone/ stimulants: My practice has a suboxone program. A search of drug interactions reveals no big issues with either Ritalin or adderall. However, there are patients who become overstimulated with stimulants and suboxone. I have seen this myself. If your physician has extensive experience with suboxone, he or she may have noted that Adderall seems to reduce efficacy even if not reported in med literature. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ritalin caused me heart problems, migraine, tmj, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction, weakness, breathing issue, confusion.How long is withdrawal?
Stimulant: Methylphenidate is classified as a stimulant, even though it does not produce "stimulantion" in child with or without adhd. Other stimulants are amphetamine and methamphetamine and modafanil, plus one (pemoline) that now is off the market. All are thought to act by increasing brain Dopamine activity, but the exact effects on the brain are more complex than that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Side Effects: Ritalin is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer