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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Methylin: Yes, both are methylphenidates.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Your doctor evaluates & makes the recommendation based on that. ...Read more
Perhaps: If you have attention deficit disorder it will help. ...Read more
Sometimes: Many of my add, adhd patients often react to stimulants with sedation or a calming effect. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Dexmethylphenidate is an isomer of methylphenidate (ritalin). ...Read more
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
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