Ritalin

Ritalin is a brand name for methylphenidate, a psychostimulant drug. Manufactured by Novartis, it is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder among children and narcolepsy among adults. Ritalin is commonly available in tablet or capsule form.

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Health
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Ritalin

Does Ritalin show up in a drug test?

Depends on the test.

Some drug tests only check for certain drugs such as common narcotics.

yes, it will show up for amphetamines.

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Some drug tests may give a positive result for amphetamines or methamphetamines when you have methylphenidate (Ritalin) in your urine. Others will not. There are published articles documenting false positives. On the other hand the documentation for one amphetamine drug test (Cortez OneStep Amphetamine Urine RapiDip) specifically says that methylphenidate (Ritalin) will not give a positive at concentrations of 100 micograms per milliliter (which is more than a hundred times normal amounts). It will show positive for drugs closely related to amphetamine though (methamphetamine, MDA, MDMA).

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Medication and Drugs
Illegal Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

What is the recreational use of Ritalin and its price?

Ritalin (null, null, null, or null) is a null drug that is usually prescribed mainly for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is also approved to be prescribed for prevention of narcolepsy (a disorder in which the patient needs help because they experience too much fatigue and/or have the tendency to fall asleep at times they do not intend to.) In some cases Ritalin has been approved to be given to patients who suffer from POTS (Postural null Tachycardia Syndrome, which is a disorder in which patients can suffer a very abnormal increase in heart rate as they make the transition from a lying down face up supine position to an upright position.) Ritalin is also prescribed occasionally as a resistance treatment to lethargy and depression, as well as the "Epidemic of America's Youth," Obesity. It is part of a group of drugs known as "amphetamine analogues," meaning "amphetamine-like."

Now that we know what Ritalin is medicinally used for, we can get into its recreational uses and the street value usually placed on the drug. Ritalin is know by many names in the recreational field; names such as "Kiddie Cocaine", "R-Ball", and "Vitamin R", to name a few. The recreational uses of this drug vary. Some users abuse the drug to get the "energy rush" that it gives them. They describe that after using Ritalin they lose any fatigue or tiredness and become wide awake and full of energy. Although many others have explained this effect as well, they say they take the drug because it is very helpful for concentrating. Ritalin is widely used in the academic arena of colleges because of this concentration boost. Users have described that while on Ritalin they are able to concentrate better and in a way that enables them to understand things easily while learning more as well as give them the effort to apply themselves more. College users acknowledge that they sleep less that is probably needed for proper learning, they also conclude that with after school activities, jobs, and a social life, that they are unable to sleep and rest to the extent needed to be helpful or conducive to being able to learn. These users explain that Ritalin, as well as other drugs of the order, is a drug that allows them to work better, more efficiently, and more successfully. The reasons given for why it does this is that they don't have to worry about fatigue, physical or mental, that would hinder then in being able to perform their gauntlet of daily activities, allowing them to give their foremost effort. Ritalin has basically given them a means to a fountain of infinite energy that helps prevent mental fatigue that could slow them down or not allow them to perform at their highest level. It is commonly accepted by most abusers that it is not bad for them because it is know that Ritalin is predominantly prescribed to young adults and children. Recreational users usually stick to one of the three means of transference into the body; 1.) Injecting (by dissolving the null in water, and then using a syringe to suck up the liquid and inject it into a vein) 2.)Snorting (by breaking apart the capsule/pill and crushing it into a powder, then rolling up a dollar bill or other apparatus that can be used to snort the powder using the users nostril.) 3.)Ingestion (In this case ingestion would only be considered abusing the drug if the user was taking more than recommended dose and/or taking someone null prescribed medication.).

Now comes a few interesting facts about Ritalin that i will share with you before I conclude with the known street value of the different size (mg.) and forms of Ritalin. Contrary to what most believe, Ritalin is not a pure amphetamine but is derived from amphetamine, this is a small difference between Ritalin and its twin sister null drug null due to null being a pure amphetamine. Although Ritalin possesses structural similarities to amphetamine, it pharmacological effects are even more closely related to cocaine. There is another slight difference between the closely related drugs, Ritalin works by causing brain cells to discontinue their intake of null and dopamine (chemicals associated with pleasure, concentration, and motivation) , due to the lack of intake this allows a build up of these chemicals in the space between cells resulting in a buildup of dopamine levels in the synapse. null modifies this process slightly by not only deterring the intake of dopamine and null, but by also contributes to the pumping out of more dopamine. These 2 facts, being that null is known as a straight up amphetamine and that Ritalin is not, as well as, Ritalin only blocking the intake of dopamine to create build up, while null slightly modifies the process by also aiding in the production of more dopamine, has made people pick a favorite of the two drugs. Although on most levels they are basically the same, most prefer null because of it being slightly stronger. Some also prefer null because compared to null it is less likely to carry the side effects of anxiety and agitation, although it has a higher risk of causing insomnia.

Street prices vary for Ritalin based on what part of the world or country your in, as well as the availability of the drug, as well as the knowledge of those selling or buying it. It seems that the preference of null over Ritalin for the reasons mentioned above also makes it more expensive, showing that a drugs popularity and preference also can effect its price.

Ritalin usually costs between $0.20 and $0.50 a mg. (this converts to $2.00 to $5.00 for a Ritalin 10mg with $5.00 being slightly expensive.) Ritalin comes in 5, 10, and 20mg tablets, with null also making a 30mg. These tablets come in IR (immediate release) as well as ER/ XR/ CR (extended or controlled release.) Ritalin Is are said to be better for users who only ingest by swallowing, whereas those who abuse the medication through snorting claim that it doesn't make a difference which is used, stating that some have a time coating you must wash or lick off before crushing, and that this nullifies the extended release. Ritalin also comes in the form of capsules with doses of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60mg. The capsules are all either suspended or controlled-release. Another once-daily extended-release null capsule is available under the name null. The size range of null is 18, 27, 36, and 54mg. The price of Ritalin in the form of null is a little cheaper with the price range being between $0.13 and $0.18 a mg. (this converts to $2.00 to $5.00 for a null 27mg. with $5.00 being slightly expensive.) The null capsules usually run cheaper because they are harder to crush because of the time release on them.

null is slightly more expensive than Ritalin. null usually costs between $0.30 and $0.60null. (this converts to $3.00 to $6.00 for a null 10mg.) null comes in immediate release tablets, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 12.5mg, 15mg, 20mg, and 30mg. null XR produces extended-release capsules, 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 25mg, 30mg. The capsules can sometimes run $0.03 to $0.05 more per mg due to the easy access to the tiny balls of null inside the capsule that can be crushed easier than the tablets.

Dexedrine is the same drug type as Ritalin and is another drug that is known to produce the same effects as Ritalin. It is a much stronger drug though and usually costs between $0.80 and $1.00pm. ( $4.00 to $5.00 for a Dexedrine 5mg). Dexedrine, or null, comes in instant release strengths of 5mg, 10mg and 15mg, and also has extended release capsules of the same size.

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Strattera
Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin
ADD-ADHD Non-Stimulant Medication

Is Strattera better than Ritalin?

Medical :

From the studies available (and there are not many) the efficacy of Strattera (atomoxetine) is significantly less than Ritalin or other methylphenidate drugs like Concerta or Daytrana and amphetamines like Adderall and Dexedrine.

There is certainly significant evidence from at least a dozen clinical trials that Strattera can help ADHD but, depending on the study, between 20-30% of participants discontinued treatment and as little as 20% had a statistically significant response. There is also significant concern about Strattera's side effects, particularly the increased risk in suicidal ideation among people 24 and under.

During development of Strattera, the drug was intended to be an antidepressant however clinical trials indicated Strattera is not effective in treating depression but it did produce some positive results for ADHD. Strattera's side effect profile, including increased risk of suicidal ideation, is very similar to the drugs it is most related to, antidepressants.

A significant amount of anecdotal evidence, backed up by a few studies, indicates that Strattera is more effective in people who fail to respond to two-three stimulants (eg., Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine). People who may have been first prescribed Strattera and found it to be ineffective normally responded to stimulants.

In addition, stimulant medications are still considered to be first-line medications by most physicians and medical associations. In fact recent studies indicate that stimulant treatment is by far the most effective and safe treatment of ADHD. Surprisingly there is also more evidence indicating that therapy and behaviour modification has minimal efficacy and may be appropriate for people with very mild ADHD however more severe forms almost always require medication and often do not respond better to medication and therapy.

I must also note that it is important not to judge a medication based upon a single personal experience or anecdotal story. Unfortunately side effects do occur with any drug and it may be serious, even lethal in rare cases however one story is not clinically significant. All drugs have risks and benefits and it is important to talk with you doctor about the best medication for you. It is also important to understand the different drugs including their active ingredient and side effects.

Do not discontinue, start, or change the dose of any drug without talking with your doctor.

Personal anecdotes about Strattera:

From my daughter's experience, the answer is NO. Strattera had more side effects and the side effects were extreme. They included tiredness, irritability, anger, and extreme mood swings. Strattera discontinuation syndrome was horrible. When she took Ritalin, while she needed it more frequently (a few times a day), she was more focused in school and we didn't see the extreme mood swings that we did with Strattera and we did not experience horrible withdrawal effects.

For me, personally, YES.

For several years, I had been taking Cylert, but was concerned about the liver function checks that I had to go through taking that medication. Ritalin is not an alternative for me; I have bad side effects from long-term use, including mild amphetamine-like psychosis and disabling migraine headaches.

Last year, they found a type-3 Bosniak Cyst in my right kidney. The kidney had to be removed.

For seven months after my hospital discharge my ADHD went unmedicated I didn't see any way around learning to live without the medication. Needless to say, this was a BAD IDEA; after convalescence, upon return to work, my job performance ratings went straight down the ol' toilet!

I've been on Strattera for 6 weeks now, and I'm REALLY pleased. My family certainly notices the difference, and I can see a difference for the better in my performance at work!

Side effects...well, I now do have some difficulty urinating; but it's usually only a few moments pause before I begin; I notice that the urinary flow is not as rapid as it once was, and that it takes me longer to urinate, but that seems relatively minor. Sometimes I still "feel" like I have to urinate after I've urinated. This usually stops after a few minutes.

I have noticed a mild bit of sexual dysfunction, but that seems to be wearing off. I haven't noted any others, no extreme constipation, no nauseau (unless one of the pills accidently breaks in your mouth-- man! Does it taste NASTY!), no difficulty operating heavy machinery.

For me, Strattera seems to be a good fit. I do have some concern about the difficulty urinating, because I now have only one kidney, but my overall performance is better with this than with any other medication I've tried for ADD, all of which were amphetamine or methylphenidate based.

My step son's mother put him on Strattera about 4 months ago and he has become cruel to animals and his friends. He is very hyper, can't concentrate,and has developed other new problems that he didn't have before he was on the medication. I don't want to try and put anything in anyones head, but medication is not always the answer.

I think it really depends on the individual. For me, the answer is no, because of the side effects.

Ritalin causes my mood swings to be a little worse at times, but when I could afford Concerta, the time release version, it wasn't as bad. Ritalin and Concerta help me concentrate, make me less impulsive, and evens out my energy level throughout the day.

Strattera makes me very tired, more depressed and angry, and caused severe pain and discomfort in my "male parts". It helped me a little with impulsiveness, but did not help me in the other areas.

My mother (62) and myself (31) started on Strattera simultaneously about four weeks ago. We had just recently been diagnosed, and not been on any medication for ADHD previously. Within the first week my mother started speak more coherently. During the second week, I had to organize and oversee several important projects at work, and for once I wasn't an anxious mess. Also, I was hearing what people were saying without falling out or interupting. WOW! Somewhere during the third week, I began to have thorough thoughts. That is to say, I could think through an issue without being highjacked by other stuff in my head. I have to say I was amazed at the level of intellectual thought that was going on! Felt like I could really conquer the world with my brain functioning like this. My side effects, a sort of "drugged" feeling that dissipated over time. My mother, unfortunately, had to go off as she was tired and sweat profusely in what resembled hot flashes (even though she has long since passed menopause). My doctor switched me to Ritalin, since he feels more sure it is totally safe, and after a great first week (I have never been so sweet and nice in my life, lots of energy and no drugged feeling), I started to have mild anxiety. Ritalin seems to provoke my anxiety, and wears off during the day, which I think is terribly unfortunate since I would like to think clearly around the clock.

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Ritalin

Is Ritalin a sedative?

I'm pretty sure it's actually a stimulate, but I'm not a doctor. But I'm fairly certain that it is a stimulant.

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Drug Tests
Ritalin

Does Ritalin show up a drug test?

yes, it will show up for amphetamines.

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Some drug tests may give a positive result for amphetamines or methamphetamines when you have methylphenidate (Ritalin) in your urine. Others will not. There are published articles documenting false positives. On the other hand the documentation for one amphetamine drug test (Cortez OneStep Amphetamine Urine RapiDip) specifically says that methylphenidate (Ritalin) will not give a positive at concentrations of 100 micograms per milliliter (which is more than a hundred times normal amounts). It will show positive for drugs closely related to amphetamine though (methamphetamine, MDA, MDMA).

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I don't know why people just say yes or no to questions they have no idea on. Ritalin is a stimulant.. yes thats true but its not an amphetamine i know for a fact it doesnt show up because i took 3 different drug tests i took the one at cvs because i read these stupid posts from people who are very dumb that said yes so i bought a hom self test and passed so then later that day took one for my job which gets sent off to a lab and i passed and three days later after using ritalin that day i took a drug test for my primary care and that was another kind of self test right there and showed up negative and so in 3 different test cups i passed and took ritalin that morning so people dont know crap. I have a script for it but i would rather my job not know i take anything and same with my doctor its my physciatrist that prescribes me the medicine and id like to keep it that way

-BennyS

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Ritalin

Is it safe to mix Wellbutrin and Ritalin Also can Ritalin help with depression?

**WELLBUTRIN & RITALIN***RITILIN is a brand name for METHYLPHENIDATE, [other brands: CONCERTA & METADATE] which is a stimulant generally prescribed for ADHD, SLEEP DISORDERS, SOCIAL DISORDERS & MILD DEPRESSION. WELLBUTRIN is generally prescribed for DEPRESSION, and also for quitting smoking (then it's called ZYBAN), which is the same drug as WELLBUTRIN [generic name BUPROPION. ] I would consult my physician and/or pharmacist before combing the two. <<>>

Consult a doctor before you make any changes to your medication. Asking for medical advice from random unqualified people on the internet regarding possible life threatening drug combinations is much like playing Russian roulette. Seek a professional.

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As a person who is prescribed both Ritalin and Wellbutrin by a psychiatrist, I can say, in general (but not as a doctor, cause I'm not one), it is ok to mix them. Often people with ADD have co-morbidities, such as depression, and Wellbutrin has been shown to mix well with other drugs because of it's unique (and not very well understood) mechanism. Wellbutrin is also often prescribed alongside Prozac. Just be careful with this mix. Wellbutrin's major side effect is lowering of the seizure threshold. A LOT of other prescription drugs also lower seizure threshold (such as Ritalin). A doctor would be able to clear you and tell you if you have a low seizure threshold and if it's safe. If you aren't going to a doctor, all I can say is that people are routinely prescribed this combo.

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Ritalin

How long does a 60mg dosage of Ritalin last?

60 mg in one dose, is MEGA-BIG. 60mg is the MAX TOTAL per day. But I use Ritalin to feel energized, confident, social, productive, euphoric, alert, etc.

I take like 40-60 mg of Methyphenidate (Ritalin) 3-5 times daily....I LOVE IT!! :D

60mg would give you intense speed like high, and may last longer since it's a high dose, but the downside is that since it's a mega dose, your crash when it wears off will be more intense, then with lower doses. But thats when I take a bunch of Xanax when I'm crashing from my Ritalin.

If you want cocaine like effects, you have to take atleast 40mg of Ritalin in one dose... but i do 60mg and 80mg.

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Strattera
Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin
ADD-ADHD Non-Stimulant Medication

What is the frequency and effects of combining Strattera and Ritalin?

For common drug interactions, visit: http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/Interaction/ChooseDrugs/1,4109,,00.html There, you can "plug in" different drugs and find out if there are any known interactions. You really need to ask a pharmacist to be sure. Don't gamble with drugs, drug combinations or your health. Call your local drug store. They'll be glad to assist. ~ T

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Migraine Headaches
Drug Interactions
Ibuprofen
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take excedrin and Ritalin together?

Some people are able to take Ritalin and Excedrin together, some are not.

Several different formulations of Excedrin (Excedrin Extra Strength, Excedrin Migraine, Excedrin Back & Body) have three different ingredients:

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Aspirin (a non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory)

Caffeine (one dose = 2 tablets = 2 cups of coffee)

Ritalin is a stimulant medication. Some people will be able to handle taking Ritalin along with extra caffeine in their diet (on top of any caffeine-based drinks they already intake - coffee, soda, Red Bull and other various energy drinks).

Always speak to your doctor.

Note: There is always the option of matching whatever dose of acetaminophen and aspirin you would be taking from the Excedrin, and leaving out the extra caffeine.

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
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Ritalin

Can you take Ritalin and paracetamol together?

Yes there has been no indications of Ritalin and paracetamol having adverse reactions when taken together.

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Ritalin

Does Ritalin cause bruising?

Not likely. Bruising can be caused by abnormal clotting factors. PT and PTT can be measured and if they are nl then the bruising is probably not related to the Ritalin. It would be highly unlikely for Ritalin to affect the PT or PTT.

Actually, Ritalin does cause bruising. This is a rare but serious side effect and you should stop taking the drug immediately and contact your doctor. The PT and PTT may show up normal but once the Ritalin is discontinued, the bruising typically stops.

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Ritalin

I am having irritability and mood swings taking Ritalin LA?

I've been having all the symptoms of Ritalin withdrawal for about 5 months now

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Medication and Drugs
Marijuana
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

What are the side effects of taking ritalin and smoking weed?

When you smoke marijuana, your brain's thought process is altered into a state called "Divergent Thinking." This is when your thoughts begin in 1 place, and start to branch off from that certain topic. For instance, let's say you smoked marijuana and as soon as the THC had taken effect in your brain you were thinking of cows, your next thought might stem into milk, then your thoughts turn to fridges, then fridges to kitchens, kitchens to houses, houses to families, so on and so forth. HOWEVER, when you take Ritalin and marijuana at the same time, your divergent thinking becomes more organized, your altered thought process along with the dopamine nerves being set off in your brain, combust into a state of mind where, you feel a lot more aware, and can actually control the amazing thoughts that come along with marijuana. It is quite a good combination to be honest. And I can tell you first hand that mixing these two isn't as skeptical as one might assume. Very insightful, and remembering what you're talking about and concentration loss that you might experience with marijuana is demolished due to the fact that the Ritalin, helps you focus. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Dr. P Lunderville

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Medication and Drugs
Adderall
Psychostimulants
Ritalin
Dexedrine

Can you mix adderall dextroamphetamine and Ritalin together?

I wouldn't recommend it, I would imagine the effect would be similar to someone drinking a lot of caffeine while on speed. Basically, all you'd be doing is piling stimulants on top of each other, strong stimulants. My guess is it would cause extreme anxiety and jittery-ness, possibly uncontrollable shaking, or even heartrate complications. Depending on how much someone consumed, I bet it would cause an anxiety attack, maybe even a heart attack. I personally have issues when I drink more than one cup of coffee and all I take is adderall for my ADD. But I'm no doctor, so I can't say for sure, I'd just be very wary of it.

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I disagree with the above answer. Ritalin and Adderall are both in the stimulant family but have different chemical formulations. While a "normal" person might go into overdrive, a person with AD/HD is likely to have a very different reaction due to abnormal brain chemistry.

When I take Ritalin, I get very calm and mellow and relaxed, to the point where I can't get a lot done. It probably works great for people who have a problem with the hyperactive form of AD/HD.

When I take Adderall, I get more energy and mental clarity and feel like I can get more done. It works great for me and my inattentive symptoms.

Someone with the combined form of AD/HD would probably benefit from taking both medications together.

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ADDERALL ( dextroamphetamine ) and RITALIN ( methylphenidate ) are both central nervous system STIMULANTS. They're prescribed for ADD, ADHD, narcolepsy (desire to sleep at inappropriate times). ONLY take BOTH on the advice of a Physician, because even though they are both basically the same thing, there may be a reason for being on both . One or both may be time released, taken at separate times,the mixture may work well for YOU and your specific disorder or many other reasons. But it is IMPORTANT to report any effects to your doctor such as: anxiety...sleeplessness...appetite loss...rapid heartbeat...increase in blood preassure for example. ALSO, it's important not to chop, crush or chew a time release capsule or pill. Usually the label will say SR ( sustained release ), ER ( extended release ), LA ( long acting ) or something close to that. ANOTHER point to remember is that in pre-adolecents and adolecents, stimulants almost always have a paridoxical effect ( opposite of the effect expected ). That's the reason they give children STIMULANTS to CALM them down enough to study and concentrate better. If you forget to question your doctor, ask your PHARMACIST, as they are quite knowledgeable and helpful. I hope this helps you make an informed and careful decision about taking these and other drugs. ............................BEST OF HEALTH......................................

ADDITION INFO:

CNS stimulant, ie. amphetamines (adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin), act by increasing the amounts of certain chemicals in your brain, called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemical signals that your brain and nerves use to signal to each other. Normally, when the nerves "fire", the electric signal allows the nerve endings to release these chemicals, which can go on to other nerves, parts of your brain or muscles. Once these chemicals do their action, they get re-uptaken into the original nerve endings, through certain channels, where they came from, and they get broken down by an enzyme called monoaminooxidase (MAO).

The neurotramitters involved when it comes to adderall or Ritalin are: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. Both drugs have different mechanisms but they end up with increased levels of these neurotransmitters.

Adderall works on the nerves by stimulating them to release more of these transmitters and it also blocks the enzyme, Monoaminooxidase, which is responsible for breaking them down.

Ritalin, on the other hand, works by blocking the channels which allow dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin to get back into the nerve endings to be broken down. (Same way that cocaine works) So it allows them to stay out and signal more.

Each one of these drugs, if taken separately has significant side effects. So, imagine if you mix both adderall and Ritalin together. Adderall will dump out all these neurotransmitters into your system, then Ritalin will block their re-uptake. So, you dump them out and then close the gates to leave them out. They can have a synergisitc effect (added up effects) which will cause tremendous and severe adverse/toxic effects.

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I disagree that Ritalin and Adderall together would necessarily be a bad thing. Amphetamines, of which Adderall is, behave more like a dopamine agonist. Likewise, Metyhlphenidate drugs behave more like dopamine reuptake inhibitors. Consequently, you could take a lower overall dosage by combining the two. Also, some people may use one or the other as a "booster" for when one of them wears off, as they often do in the afternoon.

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Well its all good to theorize about mixing adhd drugs, but unlike most I am someone who is currently mixing two adhd drugs together that are Ritalin and dexamphetamine. And i find it works far better then both medication on their own, and infact any side affects they each had, is cancelled out with the combination, so Ritalin may have made me nervous but calm, dex made me more active and confident but agitated, when i took both medications together it cancelled out the negative affects and only kept the positive, so i was no longer nervous or agitated but simply active and calm at the same time. Its very rare to have both medication together, infact only 1% of my country who take adhd drugs take a combination. So far ive taken the combination for a year, with no sideaffects that im aware of.

Not much is known about the combination of adhd drugs because its never been clinally tested, so theres no evidence stating that its safe or not. The theory some of u made saying that the drug gives u a double boost in energy is not true, it more of a high that's controlled, kinda u have energy but at the same time your calmer and use that energy more wisely. Ritalin works by blocking the dopamine in your mind, which gives someone with adhd a calming affect, dex produces more which will give you more energy, so the combination in my ownh theory is that with dex, more dopamine is produced and the Ritalin blocks the dopamine, this will then make you have an increased concentration and energy that leaves you with a calm, controlled feeling.

Again this is MY experience, im only telling you what i know from personal experience, the combination has not been clinically studied and should not be tried unless your doctor approves otherwise. Again how i feel is that i have a pretty high concentration, more confident, energised but also im calm, controlled and responsible.

But this is only as good as long as i take the correct amount, and keep taking it. Yes i feel fine, yes i feel positive and do well at work and uni. as long as i take the correct dosage (45mg rit and 15mg dex) i feel normal. That is the maximum my body and mind can handle, anymore is consequental such as paranoia, nervousness, panic attacks, feeling hot and sweaty (on cold days), trouble sleeping and increased heartbeat all depending on how much more i take.

But don't stress too much, all those side affects mentioned wont last forever or happen all at once. I no longer have that issue as ive been instructed to only get a daily dosage, because of the amount and combination. This way i can never overdose on the medication and reduce the chances of sideaffects. Also this will matter in the long run, make sure you eat well, drink lots of juices, and excersize, because these tablets use your own bodies chemicals, it doesnt add any at all, so you need to make sure by looking after yourself your body doesnt run out of its own supply system.

As long as you healthy you should be fine, but then again everyone is different and don't take my word on this PLEASE. Moderation is the key. I hope this helped.

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Medication and Drugs
Wellbutrin and Zyban
Antibiotics
Drug Safety
Drug Addiction
Antidepressants
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you overdose on Ritalin if you sniff it?

Yes, definitely. In fact, Ridalin is much more potent of you sniff it, but the dosage is essential. How many mg are we talking about here?

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Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

What happens if you take seven year old Ritalin?

Ritalin does expire after a while. However, It may still work or it may not. You can give it a try though. The strength may have gone down if not all the way. Stay safe and take care.

-Patrick (Future Pharmacological tech)

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Adderall
Drug Interactions
Ritalin

Is it okay to combine Adderall and Ritalin?

One should not be prescribed with the other. When one does not work well for the patient the other is presceribed.

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Medication and Drugs
Adderall
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Does Ritalin or Adderall make you feel overly calm and euphoric rather than focused?

Answer:

On these drugs, you feel highly elevated in whatever the mood you previously had. If you are hanging out it makes you almost stoned and relaxed but if you're at a party it will make you crazy, almost like the feel of having cocaine. Either way it prevents being tired and you feel happy.

The overly calm and euphoric feeling help ease out stress so you can focus better, when you take drugs you are supposed to know the side effects and be cautious. Please see the experience of a user of these drugs, given below.

An Experience:

I was first put on methylphenidate (Ritalin) for ADHD at age 18 (yeah, they finally figure out what's wrong with me after 18 years.) Ritalin and my body didn't really work well together, because I felt a horrible crash. When the crash hit me, I wanted to throw a chair through the wall. I was a monster.

So, my psychiatrist switched me over to Adderall XR and it was a lot better. The first time I took Adderall XR, I did feel a bit more "on the edge," but it works for me. The feelings of edginess went away shortly. So, not really overly calm and euphoric. Plus since it's XR, I don't get a horrible crash.

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ADD-ADHD
Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

How long does it take to get Ritalin out of your system?

gone by the end of the day... but you still won't pass a pee-test for a while

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Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

How does Ritalin work in the body?

RITALIN (methylphenidate), works on the central-nervous-system in your body, as a mild stimulant. There are many uses for it, including helping people who have narcolepsy (falling asleep at inappropriate times), treats hiccups after anesthesia, treats ADHD, stroke recovery, among other things. It has a potential to be abused and become addictive. Continued abuse can cause people to have psychotic episodes. I'm sorry but the above Answer does not accurately or unbiasly depict the drug or explain or answer the question that was asked. To Answer the question, Ritalin works to increase certain nuero transmitters, specifically "Therapeutic Doses of Oral Methylphenidate Significantly Increase Extracellular Dopamine in the Human Brain".1 Dopamine is responsible for learning by increasing the "reward" response which basically tells the brain to "encode" information it learns by providing a "teaching signal" which tells the brain to "remember things" because it is good to do so. Dopamine dysfunction is responsible for decline in mental functions, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving. Ritalin Also increases Seratonin slightly "Serotonin and the Therapeutic Effects of Ritalin".2 1. http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/reprint/21/2/RC121.pdf 2. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/288/5463/11a?ck=nck hope this helps :)

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Medication and Drugs
Wellbutrin and Zyban
Prozac
Antidepressants
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take Wellbutrin Prozac and Ritalin at the time?

Consult a doctor first!

The use of Wellbutrin is associated with a dose-related risk of seizures. The estimated incidence of seizures is approximately 0.1% at dosages up to 300 mg/day and 0.4% at dosages between 300 to 450 mg/day, but increases almost tenfold between 450 mg and 600 mg/day. The risk may also be increased during coadministration with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as Prozac.

I'm unsure how Ritalin would mix with all this.

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Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

What happens if you take expired Ritalin?

In all probability, exactly the same thing that would happen if you took brand new ritalin. But there is always a chance that something could have gone wrong with the drugs, however unlikely that is.

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Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take Ritalin and L theanine at the same time?

Absolutely....while there's not really any tests to say so, I see no reason why not, and have done so many times. Theanine is great for smoothing out the sometimes rough edges of Ritalin, as well as making for a more cozy and comfortable landing when the Ritalin wears off.

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Medication and Drugs
Adderall
Drug Interactions
Oxycodone
Painkillers
Percocet and Percodan
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you mix Percocet and Ritalin?

Yes, you can mix appropriately perscribed amounts of percocet and Ridalin. They are not contraindicated one to the other. But not recommended for recreational use. Medications are perscribed (among other things) on physiological/psychological conditions and dosing on body weight ratio; as well as evaluation by a licensed clinitian.

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Medication and Drugs
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take Ritalin if you have a brain cyst?

Always check with your doctor first when you have a question like that no matter what answer anyone gives you.

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