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I quit Ritalin 2 weeks ago. My period is 2 days late. Can it be side-effect ?

I quit Ritalin 2 weeks ago. My period is 2 days late. Can it be side-effect ?

Ritalin menses: I quit Ritalin 2 wks ago. My period is 2 days late. Can this be a side effect? ANS: Not likely but go to http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-9475/ritalin-oral/details/list-sideeffects to see list of side effects and talk with your Dr. Late periods is a side effect of unprotected intercourse with men and is called pregnancy. Must consider if exposed. If not then most likely just normal variation. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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Does Tardive Dyskinesia occur w/ Adderal/Ritalin? Read online that it does & now I'm thinking about quitting meds. Afraid to tell psychiatrist this.

Does Tardive Dyskinesia occur w/ Adderal/Ritalin? Read online that it does & now I'm thinking about quitting meds. Afraid to tell psychiatrist this.

Very rare: This is one of these phenomenom that one reads about but never actually see. I have never seen this in 21 years in practice. This is more common in older so called typical antipsychotic drugs like haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, thorazine. Seen it plenty with these drugs. Less common in newer anti-psychotics like risperdal. I would not quite adderall or ritalin due to this. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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What is ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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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How old is ritalin (methylphenidate) ?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) history: The original patent was owned by ciba, now novartis corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda) in 1955 for treating what was then known as hyperactivity. Prescribed to patients beginning in 1960, the drug became heavily prescribed in the 1990s, when the diagnosis of adhd itself became more widely accepted. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/methylphenidate. ...Read more

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Why is ritalin (methylphenidate) better?

Better than what?: Please rephrase your question to indicate better than what? ...Read more

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How do you get ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Controlled substance: This is a class 2 controlled substance that is monitored by state and federal officials from the point of manufacture to consumption. If you have a condition where this is used, your physician must document how the diagnosis was made, and provide a prescription on special forms. In my state the quantity prescribed at one time is limited and all refills require a separate written prescription. ...Read more

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Why do adults take ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Adults take: Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the same reason children do, they have attention deficit disorder, or in the older patient, Ritalin (methylphenidate) can also be used as an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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