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What are the side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

What are the side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Well tolerated: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is generally quite well-tolerated in most patients. Adverse events can vary someone between children and adults. These can include nervousness, insomnia, , loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, and an increase in heart rate. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


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What are the side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) compared to adderall?

What are the side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) compared to adderall?

Similar: Both stimulants can cause headache, stomach ache, agitation, insomnia and appetite suppression, in about 20% of patients.The effectiveness of the two in managing symptoms of adhd is also about the same, 70-80%. Each person who takes these medications has an individual response. Work with your doctor to find the right medication and dose for you. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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What are some side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Methylphenidate: Ritalin (methylphenidate) side-effects include nervousness, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, heartburn, headache, muscle tightness, dry mouth, restlessness, tingling of hands/feet, decrease sexual desire, painful menstruation, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart beats faster, blurred vision, agitation, seizures, psychosis, mood changes, tics, rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects ritalin (methylphenidate) abuse and withdrawals ?

What are the side effects ritalin (methylphenidate) abuse and withdrawals ?

Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. You can be quite sleepy if you abruptly stop ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking lithium and ritalin/adderol together?

Probably minimal: My sources indicate no significant interaction with ritalin, (methylphenidate) but with a stronger stimulant such as Adderall lithium might decrease effectiveness. Also both Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) may suppress appetite. Lithium has been reported to suppress appetite, but has also been reported to cause weight gain in some so may depend on your metabolism. Make sure your prescribing doctor knows you are taking both. ...Read more

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How can ritalin (methylphenidate) affect you? What are the side effects?

Tachycardia: If not taken as prescribed can affect your heart rate lower appetite loose weight even cause agitation and some people become psychotic if they abuse. ...Read more

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Are there any negative side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) on a ten year old child?

Are there any negative side effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) on a ten year old child?

Maybe: All medications have side effects. Please be sure to discuss the risks and benefits of any prescribed medications with your physician and pharmacist. Be informed and also read the package insert that comes with the medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking both Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

What are the side effects of taking both Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

They are additive: Basically these are very similar drugs and the side effects of the combination are roughly the same as taking a higher dose of either one. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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