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Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) tolerance a common problem ? And how to avoid it?

Is ritalin (methylphenidate) tolerance a common problem ? And how to avoid it?

Not generally: If you take your medication as prescribed you should not have a problem with tolerance. It is short enough acting that it does not really build up at all. ...Read more

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How can a person respond better to ritalin than concerta for example or the opposit , if the 2 are from the same generic :methylphenidate ?

Different forms: Ritalin is the older immediate-acting form of methylphenidate - you take it and the contents are released. Concerta is a long-acting formulation, meaning you take the tablet and the drug is slowly released over 12 hours. The result is a longer duration of action, but lower peak levels of the drug. Depending on your symptoms, side effects, ; your lifestyle, one or the other may be more ideal. ...Read more

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I'm curious. How common is nystagmus? Also can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause it? What's the chance of it going away if nystagmus is acquired?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Drugs.Com listed these possible ocular side effects: "visual disturbances, mydriasis, difficulties with accommodation, diplopia, and blurring of vision." i did not see nystagmus specifically listed. ...Read more

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I have generic 5 mg ritalin (methylphenidate) that expired 3 years ago. I haven't had to take this medication for a long time. However, I am back in school short term. Is this safe to take for studying?

Medicine expired: This medicine is probably not useful to you. It would not help you to study, and since it is expired, it will probably have no benefit to you as a medicine. It is best to discard this expired medicine. ...Read more

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I started taking generic ritalin (methylphenidate). My head fels swollen. I can't do my yoga that puts my head below my waist. I take procera avh. Is something wrong?

Stop the AVH: Try Ritalin (methylphenidate) without the avh. Acetyl-l-carnitine, vinpocetine and huperzine-a are active in the central nervous system. You may be having an interaction side effect of overstimulation. Find best dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) first then consult doc about avh. I would advise against mixing "naturopathic" chemicals with prescription meds. ...Read more

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Quasym LP is a brand name of methylphenidate sold in france. I did not respond to ritalin or concerta. Is this likely to help ?

Same drug: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Concerta are brand names of two methylphenadate based products. The Concerta is a timed released delivery system that has some advantages over the short acting products, but you are dealing withe same med. ...Read more

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What is methylphenidate?

What is methylphenidate?

It is the generic: name for medication used for treatment of ADD/ADHD. The short acting form is commonly known as Ritalin(and Methylin) and the longer acting forms are Concerta, Metadate and Quillivant. It is a stimulant and is a controlled substance, and is prescribed by pediatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists.It should only be taken by the person it is prescribed for. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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