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After over a year of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 20 mg prn w/no side effects, it begins causing nausea, what could cause this?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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After over a year of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 20 mg prn w/no side effects, it begins causing nausea, what could cause this?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Not likely related. Explore other causes of stomach upset with your doctor. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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I'm having nausea with Strattera 100mg. I start from once to twice a day. I'm on Ritalin 40-60 mg per day too. How long it will take nausea to go away?

Possible dose effect: With the Ritalin and Strattera at those doses, you are taking a fair amount of medication. The nausea may be a result of the fact that you are on high doses of both medications. I would talk to your doctor about how to reduce one or both of the doses of those medications to see whether that helps with the nausea. ...Read more

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On ritalin (methylphenidate) 6 months just started getting mild daily nausea. Would switching to Adderall help?

On ritalin (methylphenidate) 6 months just started getting mild daily nausea. Would switching to Adderall help?

Would look for a: Different cause nausea first. It would be unusual for the nausea to start this late in treatment. The G.I. Side effects usually start at the very beginning of treatment and last briefly and then go away. I wouldn't expectit to start six months in. Please meet with your family doctor and look for another cause. I don't think that switching medications would be a good idea necessarily at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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40mg Ritalin in morning. Had migraine so 2advils & 2 paracetamols. Then 8mgzofran for nausea. A few hrs later again 8mg Zofran (ondansetron). Feel very sick. Overdose?

Describe sick.: Is migraine your diagnosis or professional's.? You were sick before you took all meds except Ritalin (methylphenidate). Did your headache get worse or your nausea? Your resistance to pain relief can suggest tolerance. Unless other meds or substances are involved you are at higher risk for drug-drug interactions than OD. If your symptoms persist or worsen consider a visit to your ER or urgent care. ...Read more

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I used to take ritalin (methylphenidate). I would take a break from them and would experience extrem fatigue, nausea and brain fog for a few days. Why did this happen?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Methyl Phenidate is a stimulant, and being off of it can lead to withdrawal symptoms from lowering of excess adrenaline, as you described physically. Such symptoms are usually mild & short-lasting. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea and stomach ache from ritalin (methylphenidate) la?

Is it normal to have nausea and stomach ache from ritalin (methylphenidate) la?

POSSIBLE .......,: If taken in empty stomach, sometimes. The recommendation though is to take in empty stomach, because food can delay absorption. Try with breakfast, if doesn't help, talk to your doc. ...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) a narcotic?

It's a stimulant: Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate Hcl, a mild central nervous stimulant medication. It's used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) or excessive sleepiness (narcolepsy). Narcotics are pain medications such as morphine, Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) Oxycontin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Percocet, etc. There is no relation between Ritalin and meds in the narcotic group. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) increase libido?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) increase libido?

Yes,: Stimulant medications can cause risk taking, pleasure seeking, loss of inhibition, impulsivity, over confidence, euphoria, grandiosity and bad judgement. ...Read more

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Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Yes: There is a problme with over diagnosis of ADHD for conditions that are not ADHD, so stimulant medications are being overprescribed due to over diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could I mix dexedrine with ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No need to: You would not need to mix 2 stimulants. Your doctor should be able to help you adjust the dosing of one so that it helps you in the needed ways. ...Read more

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How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with ritalin?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with ritalin?

Very different: Strattera (atomoxetine), (atomoxetine) a non-stimulant, works quite differently from ritalin. Ritalin works within minutes but wears off later that day; it can be taken or skipped day-to-day as needed. Strattera (atomoxetine) has to build up in the body and may take several weeks to have an effect; it must be taken daily. Ritalin works about 65% of the time; strattera, (atomoxetine) about 45%. When they work, though, benefits quite similar. ...Read more

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Is headache a side effect of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Is headache a side effect of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) effects: I understand your concern.
Ritalin (methylphenidate) is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD
Side effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be-Headache or Migraine.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss benefits and side effects of Ritalin (methylphenidate), review all side effects, decreasing dose; and Therapy for stresses in life.
For severe Headache, see Neurologist. ...Read more

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How do you get a ritalin (methylphenidate) prescription?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Your doctor evaluates & makes the recommendation based on that. ...Read more

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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up in a drug screen?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up in a drug screen?

Yes: Depending on the type of screening done it can show up as a methamphetamine. Most screening tests do not look specifically for ritalin, (methylphenidate) they look for features common to a class of drugs, which is where this will fall. ...Read more

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How are ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall different?

How are ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall different?

Different families: Ritalin and aDderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are from different families. Ritalin=methylphenidate, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) = amphetamine. They have essentially the same effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause paradoxical sedation?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause paradoxical sedation?

Sometimes: Many of my add, adhd patients often react to stimulants with sedation or a calming effect. ...Read more

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Can you take ritalin (methylphenidate) while you're pregnant?

Yes, but: The risk to the fetus versus the benefit to the mother of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) must be weighed by the patient and obstetrician. There are no reported human problems with ritalin, (methylphenidate) but it is classified as safety category c in pregnancy because of problems in fetal test animals. ...Read more

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What the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

What the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

Similar: The effects are essentially the same. They increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrine. They improve the ability of people with ADHD to focus, improve attention, reduce distractibility. Both can increase heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you take nardil (phenelzine) if you also take ritalin?

No, but ...: Generally speaking, this is an important contraindication. The combination can suddenly increase your blood pressure. On the other hand, some skilled doctors are using the combination for treatment resistant depression, for injectable headaches etc. Ask your doctor if he has any experience with this first. ...Read more

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Do ritalin (methylphenidate) and klonopin cancel each other?

Dr. Adam King Dr. King
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Do ritalin (methylphenidate) and klonopin cancel each other?

No: While Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant and Klonopin is a sedative, they both work in very different ways on your body. With that said, using both medications at the same time should only be done with the close supervision and guidance of a physician with a high level of psychiatric knowledge. Such as a psychietrist or a primary care physician with a large background in mental health. ...Read more

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Drowsiness from ritalin (methylphenidate) what does it mean?

Drowsiness from ritalin (methylphenidate) what does it mean?

Can occur: Drowsiness can occur from ritalin, (methylphenidate) it has an effect to lower the hyperactivity. His dose might need to be lowered if he is too drowsy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

What is the treatment for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

Typically, just time: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a relatively short-acting medication without major problems even in overdose. Chronic use at high doses can cause psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) that typically resolve quickly once use stops but can be treated with antipsychotics. Acute overdose can affect the heart and BP and may require supportive intervention to prevent damage until the body gets rid of it. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dexmethylphenidate and ritalin?

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Ritalin (methylphenidate): Dexmethylphenidate is an isomer of methylphenidate (ritalin). ...Read more

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Could you take ritalin and Xanax (alprazolam) in combination?

Could you take ritalin and Xanax (alprazolam) in combination?

Yes: Ritalin is a stimulant that is used to treat ADHD or ADD. Xanax (alprazolam) treats anxiety. It is possible for a patient with ADHD to have anxiety and both could be prescribed. If you are taking Ritalin and don't really have ADHD / ADD then the stimulant could make anxiety worse and xanax (alprazolam) not effective. ...Read more

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Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that the only one who really benefits from creatine use is the person selling the creatine. ...Read more

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