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Do you think I should increase my dosage of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Do you think I should increase my dosage of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

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

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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?

Not possible 2 say: You have to go back and discuss your treatment with the doctor who prescribed it to you. Be safe, don't increase your treatment on your own. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have arrhythmia, would ritalin (methylphenidate) or dexedrine be dangerous for me to use? Which is safer and in what dosage?

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 more

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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

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 more

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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 more

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What Is The General Dosage For Hydroxyzine HCL 50 MG For Anxiety.

What Is The General Dosage For Hydroxyzine HCL 50 MG For Anxiety.

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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Can i take some nyquil after a relatively large dose of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Not recommended : Nyquil typically has dextromethorphan to suppress coughing in addition to an antihistamine. Combining all of those meds together, especially the cough med, can lead to interactions and unpleasant side effects that may last for hours. When using an otc med be as symptom specific as possible and avoid meds that have multiple ingredients. Hold the stimulant when using otc cold meds. ...Read more

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Is it true that generally , the effective ritalin (methylphenidate) dose is 1mg/kg/day ?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): The dose is very dependent on the person's reaction. At 17 it is less likely to be dosed based on weight. Check with your prescribing doc. Be sure to ask about when you need liver function tests. ...Read more

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Beginning which dose can ritalin (methylphenidate) make you psychotic ? Which dose is considered risky ?

If you have bipolar: Disorder or a bipolar predisposition than it would be possible for any dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) or other stimulant to trigger mania or hypomania. Psychosis can sometimes occur with mania. ...Read more

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What can I expect while taking ritalin (methylphenidate)? What dose is best? Does it interact with any other drugs?

Get appropriate dx: before taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) or other stimulants you should consult your doctor to determine if it is safe or apppropriate. there are significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

We dose to effect: We adjust the dose until it works. If we push to the point where we feel it's too high and the side effects are to much then we will stop to try another agent. Generally we push it until it has the desired effect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Second day on Ritalin (methylphenidate). It seems to be making me tired. What can I do? My dose is 5mg in the morning and 5mg at lunch

Second day on Ritalin (methylphenidate). It seems to be making me tired. What can I do? My dose is 5mg in the morning and 5mg at lunch

Ritalin (methylphenidate) Dosage: Should discuss medication effects with your doctor and what type of response you have. May want to consider a different medication in the same class or a slow-release formulation. ...Read more

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Re Ritalin - I feel like there are mixed messages about the risks associated with high dose methylphenidate (in otherwise healthy adults)

Ask doc: Ritalin (methylphenidate) prescribed for ADULT ADHD or Narcolepsy is safe when taken as prescribed by your doctor. Most people do not require "high doses" and the dosing range is pretty stable. If your doctor has prescribed a high dose, it may because you are breaking it down faster. Do not change your dose without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i give my grandson a dose of immodium, he is 5 and half year old and taking methylphenidate, re 30mg eguasym slow release and 5mg methylphenidate?

Can i give my grandson a dose of immodium, he is 5 and half year old and taking methylphenidate, re  30mg eguasym slow release and 5mg methylphenidate?

In addition...: ...To what my colleagues have already said; diarrhea is often the body's way of getting something bad out of it, like something he ate, a virus, etc.. Immodium will keep whatever it is inside his intestines, and can prolong the illness and interfere with healing. Stop all juices, keep him well hydrated, and bring him to his doc if he has severe belly pain or there is blood in the diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) ir which can be given to a patient if he needs much more than normal? How many mgs are a maximum?

I've heard 40-60mgs: I've heard that doses higher than 60 mgs per day can be harmful and are not recommended. If your symptoms are not controlled well by the meds you take at safe high doses, perhaps additional forms of treatment like cbt therapy might help. Young people can benefit so much from learning better self-management life skills. The best part is that they improve many things and have no health risks. Think. ...Read more

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