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Is taking ritalin (methylphenidate) 3 times a day too much? The ir?

Is taking ritalin (methylphenidate) 3 times a day too much? The ir?

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

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Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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If a person started taking ritalin (methylphenidate) as a child, will they have to take it forever?

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

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I am taking ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 mg ir for the first time. When will it give full benefit? After 2 days, 3 days?

DIFFERENT: 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

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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?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): 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

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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?

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?

Facial spasms?: Not sure there is correlation, but might think of effect of other substances, as u listed "drug addiction". Please consult your pcp for workup. ...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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What can I expect while taking ritalin (methylphenidate)? What dose is best? Does it interact with any other drugs?

Get appropriate dx: Before taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) or other stimulants you should consult your doctor to determine if it is safe or apppropriate. There are significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take valerian 12 hours after taking ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Is it safe to take valerian 12 hours after taking ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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

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Can I take muscerol while taking ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 mg and faverin 100?

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

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Aside from probable drug tolerance, what kind of adverse effect could taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) cause for healthy adults?

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

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Are there other medications for ADD? Currently taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) SR 20mg x3. Doesn't seem to work as well as it used to

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

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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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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

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

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Can taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) decrease my milk production?

Can taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) decrease my milk production?

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

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How long until upping Prozac from 40mg to 60mg will I notice a difference? Also taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 5-10mgx3 daily

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

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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?

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

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