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Does taking extra magnesium help to avoid ritalin (methylphenidate) tolerance?

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In brief: Unlikely

Drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) have a tendency to develop tachyphylaxis or tolerance over a period of months, and often dosage increase is only temporarily useful.
A better plan might be to switch to a similar medication in a slightly different class, and go back to Ritalin (methylphenidate) after 3 months. I am unaware of any success in preventing phenomenon by use of magnesium.

In brief: Unlikely

Drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) have a tendency to develop tachyphylaxis or tolerance over a period of months, and often dosage increase is only temporarily useful.
A better plan might be to switch to a similar medication in a slightly different class, and go back to Ritalin (methylphenidate) after 3 months. I am unaware of any success in preventing phenomenon by use of magnesium.
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