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What are the tests for ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Professional eval

There are no tests, and an expert physician would not need tests.
An "overdose" (other than deliberate) is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the Ritalin (methylphenidate) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages and when doses, or circumstances, change.

In brief: Professional eval

There are no tests, and an expert physician would not need tests.
An "overdose" (other than deliberate) is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the Ritalin (methylphenidate) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages and when doses, or circumstances, change.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No specific tests

There are no specific tests for Ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose.
What doctors look for is a rapid heart rate, high blood pressure and behavioral changes including irritability, agitation, restlessness, sedation, difficulty focusing.

In brief: No specific tests

There are no specific tests for Ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose.
What doctors look for is a rapid heart rate, high blood pressure and behavioral changes including irritability, agitation, restlessness, sedation, difficulty focusing.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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