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I've been on ritalin (methylphenidate) for a year, but i'm now suffering from frequent chest pains. Should I stop taking ritalin (methylphenidate)?
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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes
The development of any chest pain requires proper evaluation by a physician.
While it may be related to a minor non -serious issue, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a known cardiac stimulant. It can provoke extra heart beats , elevate blood pressure and in some instances even provoke a heart attack.

In brief: Yes
The development of any chest pain requires proper evaluation by a physician.
While it may be related to a minor non -serious issue, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a known cardiac stimulant. It can provoke extra heart beats , elevate blood pressure and in some instances even provoke a heart attack.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Probably
Consult with your doctor to possibly switch you to a different add/adhd medication.

In brief: Probably
Consult with your doctor to possibly switch you to a different add/adhd medication.
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