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

How much time do you need in between when changing from Adderall to Strattera?

When i went to adderall it had only been a couple of days since i had last took my Stattera, I asked my doctor if i should be switching to adderall this fast and he said there would be no problem, and there wasn't

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Adderall
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Ritalin

Does adderall and Ritalin show up the same in a drug test?

a dip test yes but a lab test no they can test for both there

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Ritalin

How long does Ritalin withdrawal last for?

Years, I've had withdrawals for over 2 years.

Addendum

I still get them, its been 10 years since i last took one.

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Is Ritalin speed?

This depends on what your meaning of speed is, speed usually refers to either amphetamine or methamphetamine, Ritalin is a different drug altogether called methylphenidate, but it is similar in structure to the other two and produce a similar yet less intense effect.

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

If your son is doing great on Ritalin SR should he switch to Strattera if a new doctor wants him to?

my son was switched to straterra for its lesser effect on apetite suppression. within weeks he was moody and irritable. severe mood swings made us switch back to his adderal xr and i now live with the fact that he will eat early in the morning and late at night. as long as he's getting his calories in i will never switch to another medication. i also don't medicate him over weekends and school vacations my advice to you and your new doctor is not to switch especially if your son is doing well. if it's not broken, why fix it?

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Drug Safety
Muscle Relaxants
Psychostimulants
Benzodiazepines
Ritalin
Valium

Can you combine Ritalin and Valium?

Yes. Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine that has anti-anxiety, sedative, muscle relaxant and anti-convulsive effects. Ritalin is a CNS stimulant and works on dopamine receptors. Too much or even a standard dose can leave you jittery and very edgy. Sleep will be hard and eventually you can land yourself in psychosis (hearing voices, intense panic attacks, insomnia).

Valium like any other benzodiazepine will pretty much cancel out all of the negative side effects of the drug, leaving the positive intact, though a little weaker (only slightly). You will sleep well and have no chance of a panic attack if you combine it with Valium. Highly recommended, one of the safest combinations there are.

Good Diazepam (VALIUM) dosages for treating Ritalin's side effects start from 5mg though I recommend you take between 10-20mg. Read up about benzo warnings, they cause amnesia which in turn can lead to dangerous drunk like behaviour, though at 20mg unlikely. DO NOT MIX ANY BENZODIAZEPINE WITH ALCOHOL, DOING SO INCREASES ITS EFFECTS INCLUDING AMNESIA BY A 3 FOLD.

Stay safe and NEVER rely on drugs for daily functioning.

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Ritalin

How long does a 30mg pill of Ritalin stay in your system?

Anywhere from 3-5 days for an Amphetamine it also depends on the you body type..and fluid consumption Drink cranberry juice water to flush your system (do not drink your pee)

as the Ritalin is unchanged in your body drinking your pee will course the same effect as you taken more...

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Psychostimulants
Ritalin

What drugs are like Ritalin?

Adderall, Concerta (though it is extended release)

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

Has anyone tried a combination of Strattera with a low dose stimulant such as Metadate CD for a child?

Strattera and Concerta for two and a half years, and has worked well after finding the right combination of doses.( Strattera takes about 3 days to build up in our system, while Concerta takes less than an hour) No serious side effects, got better about having no appetite after awhile. Also good liver enzymes (must have blood work done to see how your liver is). Extremely expensive, though. (he's nine,now)

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Psychostimulants
Ritalin

How long does Ritalin stay in your system through a urine test?

Three days

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Ritalin

Is Ritalin a maoi?

no Ritalin is a simple cns stimulant, but maoi medications and Ritalin are none compatible

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Ritalin

What is the maximum dosage of Ritalin?

"I got told its max of 60mgs a day" :

--- That is COMPLETELY not true. I was started at 90mg per day; 1 and 1/2 20mg three times a day. Within one week my dose was increased to 1 and 1/2 20mg(30mx4 per day totally 120mg per day) Ritalin every 2-3 hours 4 times per day. My current prescription is for an overall count of 180x20mg tablets per month. 6 per day(1+1/2 20mg pills 4 times per day). There is absolutely not a "Maximum Dosage" of any drug that a doctor can prescribe. There are guidelines from the manufacturer and the FDA which suggest maximum dosages, but doctors can prescribe any amount of a medication, even if its 10 times the maximum "Recommended Dosage" from the FDA and manufacturers/marketers. of the, drug depending on the person. So any ways I am prescribed 120mg of Ritalin per day and we; Therefore completely nullifying the concept of 60mg per day. Your doctor must be lying to you about increasing your dose, either because of risk of dependence or chance to be sued (due to increased side effects at higher dosages (none which are that bad). Bottom line is that there is NO maximum dosage that's concretely designed. Doctors can prescribe ANY amount of Ritalin per day; which in my case is 120mg per day.

-BAddicted

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Ritalin

Can you drink alcohol while taking Ritalin?

It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Ritalin. In general the stimulants and depressants together are bad (see Four-Loko). The effects of the alcohol are significantly less pronounced and often lead the user to drinking themselves into a dangerous state. If you do, take note of this fact and drink small amounts to determine how the combination effects you.

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ADD-ADHD
Seroquel
Calorie Count
Ritalin

Is a 5 year old boy on 250mg of Seroquel 2mg of Clonidine and 60mg of Metadate per day for ADHD safe?

no.

That is ridiculous. Your child is on a crazy amount of medication, the doctor obvoisly does not know what he/she is doing. Sedation is ruining this kid's childhood.

Try just the Metadate for a week. ADHD is not treated with Seroquel. Seroquel is an anti-psychotic with strong sedative properties that makes the child appear to be calm. Seroquel is also only FDA approved for patients over the age of 18 for Bipolar mania and Schizophrenia.

In other words, your doctor is a quack, and that is not safe.

This is malpractice.

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As an amendment to this answer I'll usually be quick to defend the recommendations of a doctor but I've only seen 200-300mg of seroquel given to patients who are in need of a strong antipsychotic. In fact in the normal treatment of bipolar mania I believe it's usually given out in doses of 25-100mg for adult males...so for a 5 year old child I would certainly say you're within rights to want a second opinion.

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Ritalin

Can Ritalin make you sleepy?

Ritalin is a stimulant, however in some people it has what is called a paradoxical effect, i.e. the opposite effect. It works by stimulating the inhibitory center of the brain, thus slowing things down for those with ADD & Hyperactivity. So it is possible for it to have the effect of drowsiness on some occasions. This may indicate that a dose adjustment is necessary.

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How fast does Ritalin work?

It depends on the type of Ritalin you take if you are taking instant release it should reach its full effect within an hour if you are taking long acting or concertia (another type of methylphenidate) then it may take between 2-4 hours to peak. effects are usually felt within half an hour regardless of the dose.

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Lexapro
Antidepressants
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take Ritalin and Lexapro together?

Yes. I have depression, social anxiety and adhd (the attention deficit type- not the hypermotor type). I have been prescribed both lexapro and Ritalin by my psychiatrist and feel infinitely better. Althought the initial doses had some side effects they went away and for now I only have slight headaches when the Ritalin wears off. I can concentrate on my school work (graduate level) and my participation has recently received recognition from both my peers and my professors. I feel soooo much better than I used to. Somehow after the Ritalin was added, my ability to focus on conversations has had a positive effect on my social anxiety. I can hold conversations without hearing everything else going on around me getting distracted and then embarrassed.

I have no scientific information and the warnings reflect that an MD should be inquired prior to mixing the 2. (Mine suggested the combination)

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Adderall
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Is Ritalin a depressant or tranquilizer?

Neither - Ritalin is a stimulant.

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Health
Medication and Drugs
Drug Tests
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Does Ritalin show up on a drug test?

Yes!

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Painkillers
Methadone
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take Ritalin with methadone?

I have been taking Ritalin for years and I just recently started taking mathadone along with it. I'm not sure if it is medically okay to take the two together but I researched it before I took them and didn't see anything that said it would kill me so I went for it. It seems to be working pretty great! i take the Ritalin in the morning to get up and get going, then in the afternoon I take the methadones to calm down. For me, the mix is working wonders. Good luck!

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I have found in my own personal use of 80 mg Methadone/day (Entire right side back pain) and 10mgx3/day of Ritalin, the use of Ritalin has significantly decreased the duration and total effectiveness of the Methadone - causing me to experience more peaks/valleys, minor withdrawl simptoms and has ultimately led to me making the choice between the Ritalin or an increase of my Methadone, which I am not willing to do. I suggest a trial basis (2 week) to see 1) what dose of Ritalin needed and 2) If another, perhaps non-stimulant, ADHD medication might be a better fit. Hope this helps.

Read more: Does methadone decrease the potency of Ritalin

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Prozac
Antidepressants
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can Prozac be taken with Ritalin?

Yes, Prozac (fluoxetine) and Ritalin work in different ways, whilst they are both stimulants (Prozac less so) the only interaction would be that you would feel too 'wired' in which case one of the doses would need to be lowered however there would be no dangerous interactions.

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Ritalin

What are the long term effects of snorting Ritalin?

i went on an intense Ritalin binge this summer.

i was snorting about 160mg a day.

i can tell you that it made me depressed, caused hallucinations, paranoia, irregular sleep patterns, tremors.... weight loss.

don't snort Ritalin. the detox is horrible. ive honestly lost about 3 months of my life cleaning my room obsessively every day, ignoring my friends, and being depressed.

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Ritalin

What is the interaction between Ritalin and rivotril?

No, I cant answer it thats why I,m asking YOU now can you please put me out of my misery and give me some info : ))

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Health
Medication and Drugs
Diabetes
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Can you take Ritalin if you are a diabetic?

Yes; extra attention must be paid to blood sugar levels as stimulants will initially raise blood sugar and cause lack of appetite which could later lead to low blood sugar. Do not use Ritalin if you are unable to monitor your blood sugar level.

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Medication and Drugs
South Africa
Psychostimulants
Ritalin

Do you need a prescription to get Ritalin in South Africa?

Ritalin is a schedule 7 drug (listed with other psychotropic drugs) and definitely needs a prescription from a doctor In fact some doctors will even prefer to refer you to a psychiatrist before giving you a prescription for the drug.

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