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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...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, 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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How much Quillivant XR is eqivalent to 25mg Ritalin LA?

How much Quillivant XR is eqivalent  to 25mg Ritalin LA?

Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read more

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Is ritalin more effective than methylin?

Same drug: These are two brand names of the same drug.They will give equal results if you use the same dose & form. ...Read more

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What is ritalin?

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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I have heard that ritalin causes height loss. Do otherpsychiatric drugs cause height loss?

I have heard that ritalin causes height loss. Do otherpsychiatric drugs cause height loss?

Ritalin: Ritalin does not cause height loss but long term use of Ritalin might affect final height. It has been reported that onemay lose as much as an inch and 4 1/2 pounds with long term usage. ...Read more

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Why do adults take ritalin?

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

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Can lithium and ritalin be combined?

Can lithium and ritalin be combined?

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

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How long does it take for ritalin to kick in?

30-45 minutes: If the dose is right for you, it usually takes 30 to 45 minutes for the effect to begin. ...Read more

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I've been taking ritalin la for 5 years now, and a few months ago i started to have trouble to control my facial expression when i'm on med. Why?

I've been taking ritalin la for 5 years now, and a few months ago i started to have trouble to control my facial expression when i'm on med. Why?

Facial spasms?: Not sure there is correlation, but might think of effect of other substances, as u listed "drug addiction". Please consult your pcp for workup. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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