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Ritalin 200 Mg
I've been taking 200mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 2 yrs now. also, welbutrin, BP meds & ritalin. Accidentally took 200 mg more zoloft-with night meds. About 7 hrs ap?
No danger: While the single excessive dose of Zoloft (sertraline) is not likely to cause you any danger, it is an indication that you need a better system for taking and storing your medications. I suggest a medicine "stick" available at most pharmacies to store your individual days supply of medication. Some have separate compartments for morning and evening doses. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
yes: Expiration dates just have to do with optimal. It does not loose its potency all at once. Obviously it is best to use meds before their expiration date. ...Read more
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Only by prescription, if diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more
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
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
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
ADD: Yes, it is one of the stimulants prescribed for ADD ...Read more
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
Professional eval: There are no tests, and an expert physician would not need tests. An "overdose" (other than deliberate) is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the Ritalin (methylphenidate) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages and when doses, or circumstances, change. ...Read more
See doc first:
A thorough history and physical examination are needed/recommended before prescribing such type of medications. Discuss your concerns/issues with your doc to help selecting the most approropriate medication for your particular condition. Often prior use of similar meds, family history etc. Are quite useful for selection of meds.
Consult your doc.
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Rit. hi > cocaine:
A person who abuses Ritalin (methylphenidate) can develop a psychological dependence on the drug. Likewise, a physical tolerance to the drug that requires an increased dosage to attain the same results. Ritalin (methylphenidate) dependence can lead to drug cravings and panic attacks. These panic attacks can cause psychotic episodes and heart problems.
Ritlalin dependency ; adduction causes a reaction similar to Cocaine high. ...Read more
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to supply background information on a problem before asking any related question. Your post does not , nor does it make any sense as written. If this is a follow up to something you posted before, know that your posts are never linked and we cannot pull them up to view them. You are welcome to start over. At this point there is no answer. ...Read more
30-45 minutes: If the dose is right for you, it usually takes 30 to 45 minutes for the effect to begin. ...Read more
Prescription?: Is this a prescription dosage? If so, talk with your doctor regarding side effects and drug interactions. If it is not your dose of medication, then I would advise avoiding taking too much of this medication. There is no "safe" medication -- not even over the counter medications. ...Read more
Effect of ritalin (methylphenidate):
Ritalin (methylphenidate) for adhd can increase your alertness, ability to focus, pay attention and reduce distractibility. It may cause decreased appetite, insomnia, high blood pressure.
If you do not have adhd Ritalin (methylphenidate) may increase your alertness and ability to focus. It may cause increased alertness, anxiety, headache, restlessness and even fatigue. In rare cases people without adhd may have hallucinations. ...Read more
No interactions: There are no reported interactions between the 2 medications. ...Read more