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Methylphenidate H Cl Dosage
No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine. ...Read more
What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?
Rough estimate below: D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is about twice as potent as methylphenidate (ritalin), so 10 mg of the former is roughly the same as 20 mg of the latter. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of 1/2 d-amphetamine plus 1/2 d- & l-amphetamine (the latter being inactive with respect to adhd. So, conversion from Ritalin to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 20 mg down to 15 mg. But, individual response varies, so that's just a start. ...Read more
I take ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg 3times/day for narcolepsy and i've noticed that i lose track of time too much. Will a higher dosage help? If not what could?
Does a psychatrist have a method to be sure that the patient taking ritalin (methylphenidate) has arrived to the better dosage other than the patient's own observations?
Blood levels: Yes, if necessary blood levels can be checked. ...Read more
Is it right that if you noticed little benefit on methylphenidate(ritalin ir) without side effects, it means your doctor can still increase ur dosage?
Possibly: You would need to ask your doctor about this, and s/he would decide the next best steps. ...Read more
I have arrhythmia, would ritalin (methylphenidate) or dexedrine be dangerous for me to use? Which is safer and in what dosage?
Possibly: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Dexedrine are stimulants which can aggravate pre-existing arrhythmias. The severity of the adverse effect depends upon the underlying rhythm disorder, and to some extent, the dose of these medications. For some conditions, i recommend avoidance of stimulants in any dose whereas for others I am less strict. You shoul discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i stop ritalin (methylphenidate) for example for one total day without talking to my doc? Is there any risk? I am on ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 3x, but my dosage should be increased
Ritalin (methylphenidate) for ADHD may: Be effective for 3-4 hours and then be residual for another 3-4 hours. Skipping a dose is not harmful but adhd symptoms will return and may interfere with function. Some individuals may experience agitation, change in heart rate, sadness, tired, nausea after stopping ritalin (methylphenidate). Dose increase is determined by discussing symptoms and medication effects with prescriber. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After extensive dosage trials, ritalin (methylphenidate) helped the first week, now it only worsens my anxiety, I can't take it. Should I ask my psychiatrist to try dexedrine for my inattentive add ? Or what other drug is recommended ?
Some questions first: How do you know you have adhd? Was any testing done? Were collaterals interviewed? A thorough childhood history taken? Were anxiety, mood, and learning disorders ruled out? If truly adhd, discuss with prescribing doc the possibility of the non-stimulant medication strattera (atomoxetine). Other medications, such as Clonidine and Guanfacine may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Personal: this drug is prescribed to a patient in person with a customized dose for a specific indication and shouldn't be shared, instructions are written on the box ...Read more
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