Is methylphenidate addictive?

Yes. Methylphenidate is a common medicine used for the treatment of add and adhd. Used appropriately and under the watchful eye of a physician, the medication is very effective. However, this medication, like many others in its class, can be addictive if not used appropriately. The addiction is both physiologic and psychologic.
Yes. Ritalin (methylphenidate) on the whole is addicting. Some forms have less street value, and they have less potential to be found in an accessible version. I try to prescribe Concerta or a Ritalin (methylphenidate) la version of methylphenydate, as the drug is situated in a matrix and more difficult for addicts to obtain pure methylphenydate. Still with enough work, those people who try can become addicted to methyphenidate.
Yes. Like any substance that rewards the brain the potential for addiction in polygeneticallly and environmentally susceptible individuals will exist.
Yes. Methylphenidate is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming. If used improperly, one may become addicted.

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Tolerance. There is potential for tolerance. A major issue is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be abused (with potential for addiction). Read more...
Yes. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. Read more...

I have methylphenidate (ritalin) addiction, could you help me please?

Discuss with your MD. You may also find benefit from seeing an acupuncturist. It can help decrease the addictive tendency. Hypnosis can also help and you may need some meds to help you come off the ritalin (methylphenidate). See an addiction specialist as well. Read more...
Script needed. You cannot get the drug without a doctors prescription so unless you are getting it on the street, i would speak to your doctor for help. Read more...

Please help! I have a ritalin (methylphenidate) addiction, help me please?

If you have an. Addiction to ritalin, (methylphenidate) tell the prescribing physician and get help asap. They will work with a therapist off a treatment program to wean you off Ritalin (methylphenidate) and find alternative nonaddictive medications or to develop alternative coping mechanisms. You may want to use aa meetings for support as well as therapy. Read more...

Can you tell me, are stimulants like ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Yes and no. In proper doses when used for the right reasons, there is no true physical dependency on stimulants, and no withdrawal syndromes. However, when used to get high, in higher doses, for longer periods of time, especially when injected or snorted, there is a "crash" or rebound, associated with depression, irritabilty, increased appetite and other symptoms. Cocaine and methamphetamine esp are problems. Read more...
Not if prescribed. When medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate) are prescribed for ADHD and the directions are followed, there is no indication that Ritalin (methylphenidate) is addictive. However, when not prescribed and not taken as directed and mixed with other drugs that are being abused, these medications can be addictive. Read more...

My addiction dr. Says that Adderall cuts the efficacy of Suboxone by 50 percent whereas ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't. Is this true?

Suboxone/ stimulants. My practice has a Suboxone program. A search of drug interactions reveals no big issues with either Ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderall. However, there are patients who become overstimulated with stimulants and suboxone. I have seen this myself. If your physician has extensive experience with suboxone, he or she may have noted that Adderall seems to reduce efficacy even if not reported in med literature. Read more...
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) . My take would be i would ask you which works better. I have a number of patients on both stimulants and suboxone and in general not much trouble. The stimulant use has gotten out of hand a few times . But again what is your experience? Treatment has to be individualized. I have not heard this idea of your doctors . They may have some research to back it up. Read more...
Not sure. Frankly im not sure that there is any direct relationship between any of these drugs. Read more...

Ritalin (methylphenidate) caused me heart problems, migraine, tmj, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction, weakness, breathing issue, confusion. How long is withdrawal?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) I doubt if ritlinhs caused your aforementioned symptoms.Withdrawal should take no more than a week. Read more...
TMJ advice. Work with your MD about general questions. TMJ complex in your case. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...