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What does it feel like when your ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall wears off?

What does it feel like when your ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall wears off?

Varies a lot: Some people state they feel absolutely the same whether on or off a stimulant, even though others observe huge behavioral differences. Others definitely notice effects, good & bad, such as better attention and productivity as well as no appetite that fade as the medicine wears off. Still others have "rebound, " being irritable & even more symptomatic for awhile before returning to baseline. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Wanted to know where can I get a drug to could you help me concentrate like Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Wanted to know where can I get a drug to could you help me concentrate like Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Doctor: You just don't "get these drugs" so you can concentrate better. These are powerful drugs that are indicated after a very thorough medical and psychological work-up that shows significant impairment in life due to the symptoms. Otherwise, good nights sleep and proper diet will work better to help you concentrate better on a day-to-day basis. ...Read more

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Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Yes: There is a problme with over diagnosis of ADHD for conditions that are not ADHD, so stimulant medications are being overprescribed due to over diagnosis. ...Read more

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How are ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall different?

Different families: Ritalin and aDderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are from different families. Ritalin=methylphenidate, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) = amphetamine. They have essentially the same effect on the brain. ...Read more

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What the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

What the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

Similar: The effects are essentially the same. they increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrine. they improve the ability of people with ADHD to focus, improve attention, reduce distractibility. both can increase heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get script for Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Can i tell me how i can get script for Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Speak to your doctor: Start by speaking your doctor about why you want to take a stimulant. have an appropriate evaluation and if appropriate, you may be given a prescription. ...Read more

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What would be considered safer (overall) - ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderall?

ADD med safety: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (dexamphetamine) have comparable safety profiles, however Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may have slightly more risk of side effects (appetite, sleep, anxiety). In the absence of underlying heart problems, or family hx of early cardiac deaths there should be no heart issues, but if used your doctor should check your blood pressure and heart rate periodically. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate) - which one is better?

No difference: The two medications are equally effective for ADHD. Adderall is made to last about 6 hours, Ritalin about 4 hours. Long acting forms of Adderall XR is made to last as long as 8-10 hours, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lasts as long as 12-15 hours. Extended release forms of Ritalin include ritalin LA - 8 hours, Concerta 8-12 hours. ...Read more

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What nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

What nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

Decreased appetite: All the stimulants, including Ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, have the potential to supress a child's appetite. Thus monitoring of weight and nutritional status is essential. Maintaining a healthy diet on these medications is a must! consulting a nutritionist as well as the prescribing physician may help. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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Dr. Alan Ali
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