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Taking Ritalin Methylphenidate
Consult your dr: The proper regimen for you comes from working with your doctor. Usually, sustained release forms of medication are effective, reduce the number of doses you have to take and give a smoother response than taking multiple doses of shorter acting forms. Speak to your prescriber about alternative forms. ...Read more
If a person started taking ritalin (methylphenidate) as a child, will they have to take it forever?
Not necessarily: About 50% of children will outgrow symptoms of ADHD. Another large group will learn strategies for managing the symptoms and make choices about work and living settings. About 25% will continue to be symptomatic, mostly the inattention, organizational problems and distractibility. Hyperactivity usually resolves in late adolescence and early adulthood. ...Read more
I am taking ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 mg ir for the first time. When will it give full benefit? After 2 days, 3 days?
When you arrive at the right dose, you'll be more able to pay attention, etc. This sould be significantly different from usual you should see a difference in less than an hour. If there is no change reom your usual, the dose should be raised until youget a positive result or until there are noticible difficult side effects.
One dose (strength) does not fit all. ...Read more
I just recently started taking ritalin (methylphenidate). When will that euphoric felling eventually go away, or how long does it take for it to truly benefit me?
Is a short acting stimulant, not a first indication 4 adult adhd. Together with clonazepam, long-acting benzodiazepine, and tramadol, opiate, per ur "additional patient information", make an unsafe treatment combination. Are those 3 medications prescribed by the same doctor?
Please, be cautious, go back to ur doctor, tell her/him exactly what you are taking. Get helped the safe way. Thank u. ...Read more
I've been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) la for 5 years now, and a few months ago I started to have trouble to control my facial expression when I'm on med. Why?
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
What can I expect while taking ritalin (methylphenidate)? What dose is best? Does it interact with any other drugs?
Yes you could: You should talk with your own doctor about this, but taking valerian at bedtime should be okay. It has not been studied in people taking the 600mg capsules beyond 4-6 weeks' dosing. Also the effectiveness may be questionable: http://tinyurl. Com/pu3yjvb some people prefer using as a tea. If having difficulty relaxing for sleep, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Orphenadrine Luvox (fluvoxamine): And ritalin (methylphenidate).Using orphenadrine together with fluvoxamine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Methylphenidate may increase the blood levels and effects of fluvoxamine. You may be more likely to experience side effects, including a rare but serious condition called the the serotonin syndrome. Source: www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more
Aside from probable drug tolerance, what kind of adverse effect could taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) cause for healthy adults?
Ritalin (methylphenidate) side effects: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) a stimulant medication, is most commonly prescribed to treat ADD/HD in children and adults, but can also be used in other treatments. Besides tolerance, possible side effects may include decreased appetite, GI upset, headache, anxiety, irritable mood, insomnia or elevated BP. You should always discuss risks/benefits & of SEs of any proposed tx with ur doc b4 starting any new med. ...Read more
Are there other medications for ADD? Currently taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) SR 20mg x3. Doesn't seem to work as well as it used to
ADD medication: Yes, there are many choices. I would suggest you follow up with the person who prescribed your current medication and update them that this medication is not helping you. ...Read more
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
Is it normal to be able to fell asleep 40 mins after taking ritalin (methylphenidate)? Does it mean the dose isn't correct? But I feel she concentrates better on ritali
Depends: If the girl is taking the stimulant for excessive daytime sleepiness, either from narcolepsy or sleep apnea, then the dose of the Ritalin (methylphenidate) may not be enough to help her stay awake. If, however, she is taking it for ADHD, in some cases the child may feel calm enough to actually be able to fall asleep faster than usual. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: Am not aware of any studies that conclude Ritalin (methylphenidate) decreases milk production. More concerned you're breast-feeding while taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) which gets into breast milk. Please discuss with pediatrician and consider bottle-feeding if you need this med. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sure: Talk to your surgeon and make sure the anesthesiologist knows as well. ...Read more
How long until upping Prozac from 40mg to 60mg will I notice a difference? Also taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 5-10mgx3 daily
Not a great combo: I usually don't do say this here, but I'm wondering why you are on those two medications together? I've been practicing for 30 years. I have no patients on Prozac and Ritalin (methylphenidate), (methylphenidate) as I believe, they would tend to work at cross purposes, I don't know what your target symptoms are, but Ritalin (methylphenidate) makes both depression and anxiety worse. If no response from Prozac at 40 mgs/day, 60 mgs/day might not help. ...Read more
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
What to do if I'm taking ritalin (methylphenidate) and dr. Just put me on prozac. I took Prozac 20 years ago for a year but had to quit?
These medications: Can be used together. If this does not answer your question - then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Taking ritalin (methylphenidate) 5mg 2-3 time a day since 1/8. Results have been great, except causing headaches. Is there another stimulant med that won't cause pain?
Titrate dose: Common side effects include anorexia and headache. I find that starting my patients on a lower than recommended initial dose and then gradually increasing it results in fewer side effects. Other stimulants will have a similar side effect profile, but some patients may tolerate one drug better than another. Ask dr. If you can reduce the dose and then titrate up to achieve adhd symptoms. ...Read more
Does a psychatrist have a method to be sure that the patient taking ritalin (methylphenidate) has arrived to the better dosage other than the patient's own observations?
Blood levels: Yes, if necessary blood levels can be checked. ...Read more
I wasput on monitoring contract doto taking 2meds ativan ritalin (methylphenidate). I'm discontueing the ativan and just taking ritalin (methylphenidate) will I still havetobe on contr?
Controlled: Medications. You are on two what are called controlled medications, or medications that are at high risk of abuse. You have entered into a contract for their use. A contract is a two way device. You have agreed to do certain things and your doctor has agreed to do certain things. Nothing your doctor has agreed to has changed. Does he even know you are stopping Ativan (lorazepam)? Best talk to him? ...Read more
I really want to stop taking ritalin (methylphenidate) for my adhd. My mom and my doctor won't let me stop taking the ritalin (methylphenidate)?
Children's rights: Minors have rights regarding medical care, but it's complicated by the important issue of parental responsibility. Do you think the adults want to help, but just disagree on how? Might you find an adult ally at school who can help you negotiate? If you feel alone and un-cared for you might get advise from a national hot-line 1-800-4-a-child on how to get support - but mom might be right - often is. ...Read more
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Been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue but not working anymore. Increased dose makes me shake. What else can I do?
Can I start taking ritalin (methylphenidate) while ttc? I've been off my prescription and want to start back up, but not sure if it will effect chance of conception.
Fitness benefits: Oregon health and science university reviewed over 5, 000 studies and concluded that adhd drugs don't solve the global adhd issues of impulsivity, inattentiveness or hyperactivity. Physical exercise especially one with a stretching routine will be more beneficial as it has no downside and multiple upsides. Listen to my free podcasts at http://bit. Ly/153fa87. ...Read more