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Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Depends on supplemen: Speak to your doctor about what you intend to take with Ritalin (methylphenidate). there may or may not be a negative interaction to the combination. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is it safe to take sport supplements such as jack3d or compound 20 , while on prescription ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg? If not ; why?

Is it safe to take sport supplements such as jack3d or compound 20 , while on prescription ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg? If not ; why?

DANGER!!: I'm not familiar with compound 20, but jack3d contains significant caffeine and in combination with another stimulant (as Ritalin (methylphenidate) is) could make your heart rhythm go out of control, could cause panic attacks or could cause seizures. Never mix this with any other type of stimulant - you could cause a very serious heart or neurologic problem! your body is a temple - don't fill it full of dynamite! ...Read more

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Is it helpful to take multivitamins if I have ADHD & OCD , & i'm taking ritalin & Zoloft (sertraline) & omega-3 supplement (efalex active 50+) ? And is it safe ?

Is it helpful to take multivitamins if I have ADHD & OCD , & i'm taking ritalin & Zoloft (sertraline) & omega-3 supplement (efalex active 50+) ? And is it safe ?

Probably; yes: I believe it is beneficial for most people to take multivitamins. It's also probably useful for anyone taking most pharmaceuticals. Studies show mutivits. Can have a positive benefit on mood, esp. Those high in b complex: http://bit.Ly/1lu4aou multivitamins are very safe- see http://bit.Ly/18xyule there is no guarantee multivitamins will help but an excellent chance a quality one can be of value. ...Read more

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Have you heard of l-tyrosine and omega 3 supplements to replace ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Have you heard of l-tyrosine and omega 3 supplements to replace ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Evidence sketchy: Tyrosine is the precurser for making Dopamine and norepinephrine, both thought to have a role in adhd. However, taking large amounts of it doesn't necessarily raise brain amounts of these substances enough to make a difference. Omega 3 is being used for many disorders, including adhd, and may help some but probably best as supplement to standard stimulants. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired ritalin (methylphenidate)?

yes: Expiration dates just have to do with optimal. It does not loose it's potency all at once. Obviously it is best to use meds before their expiration date. ...Read more

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Can you take ritalin (methylphenidate) while your pregnant?

Yes, but: The risk to the fetus versus the benefit to the mother of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) must be weighed by the patient and obstetrician. There are no reported human problems with ritalin, (methylphenidate) but it is classified as safety category c in pregnancy because of problems in fetal test animals. ...Read more

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Can you take nardil (phenelzine) if you also take ritalin?

Can you take nardil (phenelzine) if you also take  ritalin?

No, but ...: Generally speaking, this is an important contraindication. The combination can suddenly increase your blood pressure. On the other hand, some skilled doctors are using the combination for treatment resistant depression, for injectable headaches etc. Ask your doctor if he has any experience with this first. ...Read more

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Could you take ritalin and Xanax (alprazolam) in combination?

Could you take ritalin and Xanax (alprazolam) in combination?

Yes: Ritalin is a stimulant that is used to treat ADHD or ADD. Xanax (alprazolam) treats anxiety. It is possible for a patient with ADHD to have anxiety and both could be prescribed. If you are taking Ritalin and don't really have ADHD / ADD then the stimulant could make anxiety worse and xanax (alprazolam) not effective. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Ritalin (Definition)

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