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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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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

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I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall ?

I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall ?

Weight loss...: ...Is common, of course, because of appetite suppression, but with appropriate dosage this does not lead to clinical malnutrition. Nutritional status might actually improve due to less craving for sweets. ...Read more

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What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

Rough estimate below: D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is about twice as potent as methylphenidate (ritalin), so 10 mg of the former is roughly the same as 20 mg of the latter. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of 1/2 d-amphetamine plus 1/2 d- & l-amphetamine (the latter being inactive with respect to adhd. So, conversion from Ritalin to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 20 mg down to 15 mg. But, individual response varies, so that's just a start. ...Read more

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I learned that Adderall class and Ritalin (methylphenidate) class are absorbed differently. Can you pls explain what those differences are and their general effect?

I learned that Adderall class and Ritalin (methylphenidate) class are absorbed differently. Can you pls explain what those differences are and their general effect?

Doctor: You are right. Review the medication with your doctor. Some act for short periods of time and some longer. Your doctor will be able to determine what works best for your situation. All the best. ...Read more

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How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with drugs like Adderall and ritalin?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with drugs like Adderall and ritalin?

Works for some: Another drug, that works well for some people, & doesn't work for others. In my expereience it doesn't work as often as the stimulant meds, but if people can't tolerate the stimulants, it is nice to have this option. It does need to be taken on an increasing dose over about a month. If it does work, it works most of the day from just one dose. Like an antidepressant, you need it in your system. ...Read more

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Which natural food or vitamin works like Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Caffeine & xanthines: Caffeine & xanthines are naturally occuring stimulants & widely available in many products. They are weaker than Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate) and shorter acting but have similar effects overall. There is no evidence that any vitamins have stimulant activity. Stimulants are among the best-studied and safest medications we have, when used appropriate. "natural" doesn't mean safe: hemlock is natural. ...Read more

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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 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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Could you tell me the main difference between concerta and ritalin (methylphenidate) vs adderall?

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Stimulants: All are stimulants for ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is belongs to the Amphetamine group. The other 2 belong to the Methyl Phenidate group. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with straterra after previously using ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

I work with a : Military population, where use of non-controlled substances can be a big advantage in regards to deployments. I have treated a number of people who switched over from a stimulant to straterra with good results. ...Read more

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