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Hello I'm sorry if cant write english well To day I taked a ritalin (10mg) and now I have chest and nasual bleeding Pleaze help me, im so scaired?

Hello I'm sorry if cant write english well To day I taked a ritalin (10mg) and now I have chest and nasual bleeding Pleaze help me, im so scaired?

Exam needed: One 10 mg tablet of ritalin (methylphenidate) should not cause these symptoms. If they persist, you should be examined by a physician as your symptoms are nondiagnostic without other information. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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I've been on ritalin (methylphenidate) for a year, but I'm now suffering from frequent chest pains. Should I stop taking ritalin (methylphenidate)?

I've been on ritalin (methylphenidate) for a year, but I'm now suffering from frequent chest pains. Should I stop taking ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Yes: The development of any chest pain requires proper evaluation by a physician. While it may be related to a minor non -serious issue, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a known cardiac stimulant. It can provoke extra heart beats, elevate blood pressure and in some instances even provoke a heart attack. ...Read more

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I took 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) IR. I experienced bad chest pain right after. No other associated symptoms. Was pain caused by high BP or was it an actual MI?

I took 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) IR. I experienced bad chest pain right after. No other associated symptoms. Was pain caused by high BP or was it an actual MI?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Doubt that you suffered a myocardial infarction. Also, can't tell you in retrospect if you had severe elevations of blood pressure. But please do let the prescribing physician/ psychiatrist know about this effect promptly. ...Read more

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Got heart palps. Since last thurs. Normal EKG and chest x-ray. Dr told me to keep taking ritalin (methylphenidate). I'm afraid of taking meds with the palps. What 2 do?

Got heart palps. Since last thurs. Normal EKG and chest x-ray. Dr told me to keep taking ritalin (methylphenidate). I'm afraid of taking meds with the palps. What 2 do?

Family practice: I can't treat your palpitations but Ritalin (methylphenidate) may be the cause. If it continues see your dr again to see if its safe to stop for awhile or adjust the dose. Get an echocardiogram and holer monitor to determine if the palpitations are significant. ...Read more

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Herbs caused week long heart palps. Normal EKG & chest x-ray. Dr told me to continue ritalin (methylphenidate), (methylphenidate) though I still have heart palps. Should I take ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Herbs caused week long heart palps. Normal EKG & chest x-ray. Dr told me to continue ritalin (methylphenidate), (methylphenidate) though I still have heart palps. Should I take ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Maybe, maybe not: Your doctor obviously knows the specifics of your health better than I do. For example, how much, in his/her judgement you need the ritalin (methylphenidate)? And wherther an alternative could be used? But you're right to question the use of a drug that is known to exacerbate arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Methylphenidate has damaged me. My heartbeat is now visible below my sternum, I feel a knot, and neither were there before dosing. What could this be?

Anxiety: What you describe is consistent with anxiety. Your heartbeat is likely not visible but rather your breathing quickly. And the knot you feel is typical for an anxiety attack. It is a common side effect of stimulants and will pass and not return if you stop the medicine. The good news is that you are not damaged. ...Read more

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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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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " I mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read more

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Ritalin (methylphenidate) side effects?

Yes,: Like all medications Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause side effects in some people. Common ones include nervousness, dizziness, loss of appetite, but there are more serious possible side effects. These include allergic reactions, hallucinations, chest pain and behavioral changes. ...Read more

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How can you undo ritalin's side effects?

How can you undo ritalin's side effects?

ADHD: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is one of the short acting stimulants for add/adhd. Initially started at lower dose, gradually titrated upward at which symptoms come under control. Side effects at beginning 2-4 weeks: loss of appetite, weight loss, poor sleep, stomach discomfort if taken in empty stomach; then resolve. If symptoms continues more- 1-2 months, talk to your doc. May need dose adjustment or different med. ...Read more

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Will piracetam affect ritalin's effectiveness?

Probably not: An interaction checker indicates no negative interactions. Piracetam has been found to help memory in some studies. Typically this is one of the symptoms of adhd. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause gastritis?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause gastritis?

Yes: Yes, it can cause irritation of the stomach and small intestine. May help to take with pepcid (famotidine) or zegrid. No known interaction with these drugs. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) affect breathing?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) affect breathing?

Not usually: If you develop difficulty breathing, hives or swelling of the lips, tongue or throat - this could be a serious allergic reaction that warrants immediate medical care. Respiratory side effects are not common. ...Read more

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How does ritalin (methylphenidate) work for anxiety?

How does ritalin (methylphenidate) work for anxiety?

It doesn't: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not a medication for anxiety -- in fact, in some it can worsen anxiety. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is typically prescribed for add/adhd in children and adults. Other medications and therapy work better for anxiety. Psychiatrists can help you with that; psychologists can help also, through various kinds of talk therapy. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause cardiomyopathy?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause cardiomyopathy?

Not usually: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant and can increase blood pressure. I don't think it can cause cardiomyopathy by itself, but it could exacerbate it. I would ask your prescribing physician about this, and get a cardiology evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up on a drug test?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up on a drug test?

Yes: The result would be a positive amphetamines. I hope this helps and all is well. ...Read more

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I overdosed on Concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate)?

I overdosed on Concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being!
You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have been living for 17 years.
Please call 911 and go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment.
Inform close family members and friends present, and ask them to take you to ER, call suicide and crisis center in your area, or call 911.
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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I overdosed on concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate)?

ER vs Poison Control: If you believe that you have overdosed on Concerta and/or Ritalin (methylphenidate) then, you should call 911 or head to your local ER. Those are the 2 best options in my opinion. You should also advise your prescribing MD at some point about what happened. If you have any questions AFTER you're stabilized then, feel free to write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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How long can ritalin (methylphenidate) withdrawal take?

How long can ritalin (methylphenidate) withdrawal take?

RITALIN (methylphenidate): Ritalin is methylphenidate stimulant med, used for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy etc. Come in different forms: Ritalin ir (immediate release) works 3-5 hours, given twice daily; er (extended release), sr (sustained release), la (long acting) works 8-9 hours, given once daily. After specified time, action wares off in healthy person, no specific withdrawl symptoms for adhd. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

What are the side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Well tolerated: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is generally quite well-tolerated in most patients. Adverse events can vary someone between children and adults. These can include nervousness, insomnia, , loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, and an increase in heart rate. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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What are some side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Methylphenidate: Ritalin (methylphenidate) side-effects include nervousness, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, heartburn, headache, muscle tightness, dry mouth, restlessness, tingling of hands/feet, decrease sexual desire, painful menstruation, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart beats faster, blurred vision, agitation, seizures, psychosis, mood changes, tics, rash. ...Read more

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What does taking ritalin (methylphenidate) do to the fetus?

What does taking ritalin (methylphenidate) do to the fetus?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) & pregnancy: There is little human data about Ritalin (methylphenidate) in pregnancy. What's available includes 69 case studies, in which 1 cardiac defect was reported. Http://tinyurl. Com/mr59qmy none of the studies was powered well enough to draw clear conclusions, or to say Ritalin (methylphenidate) is safe in pregnancy. Most physicians would recommend not using it in pregnancy, unless there would be clear detriment to the mother off of it. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) improve my short-term memory?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) improve my short-term memory?

Diagnostic criteria: For ADHD -Primarily Inattentive Type include 6 or > significant symptoms of inattention for 6 or > mos. That began before age 10 & caused harmful dysfunction at home & school, now at home & work. Stimulants can help when inattention impairs Short-Term & Active Working Memory, but not age-related memory loss. See: FDA.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm107783.htm for causes & management. ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) interact badly with anything?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) interactions: Ritalin (methylphenidate) can react with MAO inhibitors, prozac, lisinopril as well as other drugs ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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