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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)?

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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What is the risk of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

What is the risk of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) 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 more

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Is methylin as strong a medication as ritalin`?

Just a Brand name: Methylin & Ritalin are brand names for methylphenidate. Each company picks names apt to appeal to patients and doctors and easy to remember. Different brands may have different release patterns, but it is the same medicattion. Other brand names for mph are concerta, metadate, & focalin (dexmethylphenidate). There's also Daytrana patch. Newest is quillivant xr, a liquid long-acting form of mph. ...Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) good for studying?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is one of psychostimulant and has been around a long time. It herl;ps with concentration. Focusing, improving inattention, improving distractability and improvies finishing of work. Generallly it helps with studying--generally 1 aggent used works 75% of the time. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired ritalin (methylphenidate)?

yes: Expiration dates just have to do with optimal. It does not loose it's potency all at once. Obviously it is best to use meds before their expiration date. ...Read more

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Will 150 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) be lethal?

Possibly: If this is a first exposure to Ritalin, (methylphenidate) you are playing with fire. You should check with your doctor to make sure you do not have hear disease or a rhythm abnormality. If you do, That dose may be lethal. Since doses of 10 to 20 mg can cause some people to have excessively rapid heart rate, think about what 150 mg could do. Why are you considering this dose? ...Read more

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What does ritalin (methylphenidate) do in the body?

Stimulant: Ritalin (methylphenidate) will increase the level of nor epinephrine and dopamine in your brain. Dopamine is needed for focused attention and is a substance that released makes you feel good. Nor epinephrine's effect is to make you more alert. It can cause you to have a bit of a racing heart beat and increase in blood pressure. When Ritalin (methylphenidate) is prescribed these are measured to watch for unwanted effects ...Read more

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How often should I take my ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Usually daily : Stimulant medication is usually meant to be taken daily with some people taking "holidays" on the weekend and vacations. If it is not an extended release form you may need to take twice daily. Since those meds do not need to build up to get effect you will not get any carry over benefit from the prior day. If you have any concerns about the use of this medication speak with provider. ...Read more

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Can lithium and ritalin (methylphenidate) be combined?

Can lithium and ritalin (methylphenidate) be combined?

Lithium/Ritalin: Depending on the doses, lithium can slightly lower the potency of ritalin, (methylphenidate) which might lead to need for higher dose to exert response. Please consult your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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