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What is a normal side effect of missing a dose of metadate/ritalin?
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Decreased focus
Metadate or Ritalin (methylphenidate) enhance focus in people with add.
The effects last for a few hours and then fade out. If you miss a dose you won't have the benefit of the drug that day.

In brief: Decreased focus
Metadate or Ritalin (methylphenidate) enhance focus in people with add.
The effects last for a few hours and then fade out. If you miss a dose you won't have the benefit of the drug that day.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
Because Ritalin is an addictive drug, missing a dose may cause withdrawal symptoms
Dr. Alan Ali
As far as Withdrawal, not necessarily, if used for ADHD & dose low.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Two possibilities
The first is that you may feel restless, have difficulty focusing and distractibility.
Second, if you have been on Ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue, you will likely become tired when you miss doses. If you have taken medication for a long time, missing an occassional dose may leave you tired until you restart the medication.

In brief: Two possibilities
The first is that you may feel restless, have difficulty focusing and distractibility.
Second, if you have been on Ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue, you will likely become tired when you miss doses. If you have taken medication for a long time, missing an occassional dose may leave you tired until you restart the medication.
Dr. William Singer
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