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What Supplements To Take With Ritalin
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
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
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 ?
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
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
Do Zoloft (sertraline) or ritalin or omega 3 supplements or vitamin B12 affect uric acid level in blood ?
No: No they do not. Why would you care anyway? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Brew you own tea:
Blend your own: chamomile, lemon balm, oatstraw, passion flower, stinging nettle or any herbal blend that is said to promote relaxation
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Yes you could: You should talk with your own doctor about this, but taking valerian at bedtime should be okay. It has not been studied in people taking the 600mg capsules beyond 4-6 weeks' dosing. Also the effectiveness may be questionable: http://tinyurl.Com/pu3yjvb some people prefer using as a tea. If having difficulty relaxing for sleep, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Orphenadrine Luvox (fluvoxamine): And ritalin (methylphenidate).Using orphenadrine together with fluvoxamine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.Methylphenidate may increase the blood levels and effects of fluvoxamine. You may be more likely to experience side effects, including a rare but serious condition called the the serotonin syndrome. Source: www.Drugs.Com. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: This is generally an immediate side-effect than can be minimized by taking it after a good breakfast and fitting it to match your needs. ...Read more
Likely so: In general, I would not recommend drinking alcohol with any medication but in the case of Ritalin (methylphenidate) er (I am assuming concerta given the dose) there is not an absolute contraindication with alcohol and the medication will likely weaning in your system after 10-12 hours as it is. In all cases, proceed with caution and monitor how you experience alcohol if on any new medication. And responsibly. ...Read more
Does ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall work immediately? How long do they take to have an effect?
ADHD: Both Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are stimulant medications used to treat add and adhd. Most people will start to notice effects from the medicine within 30 minutes of ingestion. The effects should also be noticed within the first few days- these are not medicines you need to be on for weeks before you see results. ...Read more
I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse?
Urine + for ritalin: I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse? ANS: ritalin and vyvanse are very close chemical cousins so depending on which test they used they may either show + test but they cannot tell which one it is. Ask your team doing the test if they cross react in the test they use. ...Read more
My son takes ritalin ( methylphenidate) 10mg twice a day. I recently began drug testing him because he was found smoking pot. I use a 7 panel test obt?
7 drug panel: A 7-drug panel should be sufficient to test most drugs your child would use. It does not test for spice. Children with adhd are at higher risk for smoking cigarettes, using alcohol and drugs, have car accidents, and becoming divorced if they married (and if not treated) - enroll your child in a substance abuse program, attending aa/ na meetings and counseling - those lower his risk for drug abuse. ...Read more
Told psychiatrist about violent outbursts and he told me to just take my ritalin (methylphenidate) regularly. Something didn't seem right about that. What to do?
Consider 2nd opinion: Exercise your right to a second opinion by a qualified physician if you are uncomfortable with the advice you have been given, or reconsult with your original physician and explain your concern or confusion about the current recommendation. Chances are, s/he will be happy to clarify for you. If not, it may be time to transition your care to someone you are more comfortable with. ...Read more
What should I notice after 5 days on ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 2x a day? I don't see any improvement !what should I do ?How long will it take to notice better focus?
Right away. : Effect is with first dose but often it is the people around you who notice first. The dose may need to be increased or medication changed. There is a group of people who do not respond to Ritalin (methylphenidate) but will respond to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ( amphetamine) related medications. It should be a slow and deliberate process to find right treatment. Treatment is long term. Be patient. ...Read more
Usually daily : Stimulant medication is usually meant to be taken daily with some people taking "holidays" on the weekend and vacations. If it is not an extended release form you may need to take twice daily. Since those meds do not need to build up to get effect you will not get any carry over benefit from the prior day. If you have any concerns about the use of this medication speak with provider. ...Read more
RITALIN (methylphenidate): Ritalin is methylphenidate stimulant med, used for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy etc. Come in different forms: Ritalin ir( immediate release) works 3-5 hours, given twice daily; er (extended release), sr (sustained release), la(long acting) works 8-9 hours, given once daily. After specified time, action wares off in healthy person, no specific withdrawl symptoms for adhd. ...Read more
No Reported Problems: There are no reported interactions between lithium and Ritalin (generic methylphenidate). So in theory they can be taken safely together. When taking prescription medications, make sure each of your physicians is aware of all of your medications including dosage. Report to your doctor any unexpected side effects when combining any medications. ...Read more
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Find out what skin condition u have & treat that. ...Read more
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