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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) cause fatty liver?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) cause fatty liver?

No: No medication directly causes fatty liver however some medications that cause rapid wt gain may. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not one. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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My mother in law has end stage liver failure, the doctor prescribed methylphenidate 0.50 tab. Is that a wise choose since she is an alcoholic? We live

My mother in law has end stage liver failure, the doctor prescribed methylphenidate 0.50 tab. Is that a wise choose since she is an alcoholic? We live

Hard to say: You submit nine words describing the issue and want an analysis of the care given by a local doc.This doc has the benefit of a full history, exam, and a plan for treatment. Sorry, your brief description of the case leaves so many questions unanswered that there is no way to comment on one prescribed med. Sorry if you are confused or sad, but these are questions you should ask that doc,not on line ...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?

Tolerance: There is potential for tolerance. A major issue is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be abused (with potential for addiction). ...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

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more