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Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Depends on supplemen: Speak to your doctor about what you intend to take with Ritalin (methylphenidate). There may or may not be a negative interaction to the combination. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is it safe to take sport supplements such as jack3d or compound 20, while on prescription ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg? If not ; why?

Is it safe to take sport supplements such as jack3d or compound 20, while on prescription ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg? If not ; why?

DANGER!!: I'm not familiar with compound 20, but jack3d contains significant caffeine and in combination with another stimulant (as Ritalin (methylphenidate) is) could make your heart rhythm go out of control, could cause panic attacks or could cause seizures. Never mix this with any other type of stimulant — you could cause a very serious heart or neurologic problem! Your body is a temple — don't fill it full of dynamite! ...Read more

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Have you heard of l-tyrosine and omega 3 supplements to replace ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Have you heard of l-tyrosine and omega 3 supplements to replace ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Evidence sketchy: Tyrosine is the precurser for making Dopamine and norepinephrine, both thought to have a role in adhd. However, taking large amounts of it doesn't necessarily raise brain amounts of these substances enough to make a difference. Omega 3 is being used for many disorders, including adhd, and may help some but probably best as supplement to standard stimulants. ...Read more

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I my country, I think no ADHD meds other than ritalin (methylphenidate) ir and concerta. What will i be able to do if this 2 forms of methylphinedate don't help me?

I my country, I think no ADHD meds other than ritalin (methylphenidate) ir and concerta. What will i be able to do if this 2 forms of methylphinedate don't help me?

Strattera, (atomoxetine) clonidine: Intuniv, effexor, (venlafaxine) welllbutrin, and several tricyclics can also be helpful. Discuss these with your psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta?

Both methylphenidate: Although both are methylphenidate, Concerta is a long acting form whereas Ritalin as you have written it is short acting. There is Ritalin la which is a long acting form however. Therefore, the only difference between Ritalin and Concerta is the duration of action. ...Read more

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I tuk concerta 18mg 1st time, it worked then I stopped it. I tuk it 2nd time 18mg but this time it didn't work so should I take ritalin (methylphenidate) or concerta rx.

I tuk concerta 18mg 1st time, it worked then I stopped it. I tuk it 2nd time 18mg but this time it didn't work so should I take ritalin (methylphenidate) or concerta rx.

Stimulant: See your physician. If add medicine does not work, it may mean need to recheck diagnosis, may need a higher dose or a different medication. Changes in stimulant medication should be under physician supervision. ...Read more

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What are the similarities and differences between Adderall / metadate / ritalin (methylphenidate) / concerta?

What are the similarities and differences between Adderall / metadate / ritalin (methylphenidate) / concerta?

Two molecules: Ritalin, metadate, and Concerta are different delivery systems of the stimulant methylphenidate. They differ in onset, peak, and duration of action. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a different stimulant, amphetamine. Both molecules are effective in treating adhd. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to give stimulant meds like ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta to a person after 50s? Is it dangerous?

Is it a bad idea to give stimulant meds like ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta to a person after 50s? Is it dangerous?

Relative: Relative cotraindication. Some conditions are still helped by these mess even for those over 50. Need to be monitored for BP heart more carefully? ...Read more

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Concerta then ritalin (methylphenidate) for my ADHD make me less anxious and more calm but do not help me focus. They also make me even more sluggish. How come?

Concerta then ritalin (methylphenidate) for my ADHD make me less anxious and more calm but do not help me focus. They also make me even more sluggish. How come?

Stimulants: Not unusual effect, could be dose related or effect of washout, or from other meds. Discuss with your doctor these possibilities since s/he knows your meds. Best. ...Read more

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What happens if you take two 18 mgs of methylphenidate aka concerta?

What happens if you take two 18 mgs of methylphenidate aka concerta?

It depends...: 18mg is the lowest strength Concerta made. It also comes in 27mg, 36mg & 54mg tabs. 72mg is also recognized as a "normal" dose. But no one dose fits all. It depends on what is the right dose for you. Psychoactive meds should generally be titrated until dose is effective without problematic side effects. So, get direction from an expert md, and get a dose that works for you. ...Read more

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Please tell how much concerta is equal to please tell how much ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Methylphenidate: Ritalin and Concerta are both methylphenidate. Therefore, the medications are mg for mg equivalent. ...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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I took concerta 18 mg XL then 36 mg XL but none worked. Should I change the medication (in kuwait we only have concerta XL and XR and ritalin (methylphenidate)).

Concerta: You need to discuss this with your medical provider but you may not be on a high enough dose yet. Some people may respond at 36mg but many will not. ...Read more

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Please help! I have add and was put on concerta and ritalin (methylphenidate) but haven't taken them for almost 3 years. Is that bad?

Depends: Only bad if the medication was working with no side effects. If your impulsivity was controlled, you were less easily distracted, and able to organize things better while on the meds, you may be making a mistake in staying off the drugs. Your choice. ...Read more

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My 10yo grandson went from 12.5 mg methylphenidate to 18 mg concerta. He appears to be more amped up with the concerta. Could the dose be too high?

Dosing issue: If he is amped up, he may be under dosed. Proper dosing usually hits a happy medium between the busy behavior off meds and a too quiet pattern if overdosed. Making a switch to a new med often requires some time and several tries. ...Read more

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How does ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta affect sex drive?

How does ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta affect sex drive?

Increased sex drive: They can increase sex drive and sexual pleasure by keeping you focused during sex as well as through Dopamine stimulation in general. ...Read more

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I'm taking seasonique bc and have been taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) and concerta not together but different times seeing what works the best will I get pregnant?

Probably not: Seasonique BC is extended-cycle birth control pill that gill give you 4 cycles a year (of 91 days each). As long as you are on it, you will probably not get pregnant.
The Ritalin (methylphenidate) or concerta will not interfere with the birth control. ...Read more

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How can a person respond better to ritalin than concerta for example or the opposit, if the 2 are from the same generic :methylphenidate?

Different forms: Ritalin is the older immediate-acting form of methylphenidate — you take it and the contents are released. Concerta is a long-acting formulation, meaning you take the tablet and the drug are slowly released over 12 hours. The result is a longer duration of action, but lower peak levels of the drug. Depending on your symptoms, side effects, ; your lifestyle, one or the other may be more ideal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the main difference between concerta and ritalin (methylphenidate) vs adderall?

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Could you tell me the main difference between concerta and ritalin (methylphenidate) vs adderall?

Stimulants: All are stimulants for ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is belongs to the Amphetamine group. The other 2 belong to the Methyl Phenidate group. ...Read more

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Does eating food before taking Concerta or Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect the rate and extent of absorption?

Does eating food before taking Concerta or Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect the rate and extent of absorption?

Yes.: But the extent to which it varies depends on the food, the particular preparation of medication, the person, other medications taken, other illnesses. I suggest you consult the prescriber. ...Read more

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Is concerta less likely going to cause smooth muscle contraction than ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Is concerta less likely going to cause smooth muscle contraction than ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No: Concerta is methylphenidate, exactly the same molecule as ritalin. Concerta is formulated to be released into your bloodstream slowly so it lasts for 6 to 8 hours with a steady blood level, whereas Ritalin is absorbed rapidly and your blood level rises to a peak in about two hours and then declines, and is active for a total of about 4 hours. Same medication — same effects. ...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 Breathe 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

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Ritalin (Definition)

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