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Drug Class: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity (ADHD) Therapy, Stimulant-Type · Narcolepsy Therapy Agents – Stimulant-Type, Piperadine Derivative

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: ·

Drug Class: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity (ADHD) Therapy, Stimulant-Type · Narcolepsy Therapy Agents – Stimulant-Type, Piperadine Derivative

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Addiction: Risk of abuse and addiction. Use only as directed

Manufacturer: NOVARTIS

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Can increase heart rate and blood pressure.
  • May be habit forming
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Can increase heart rate and blood pressure.
  • May be habit forming
  • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.

  • For capsule,extended release biphasic 30-70 products : Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve. May add contents to cool applesauce. Do not chew.
  • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
  • For suspension,extended release,reconst.24hr products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
  • For tablet products : Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency. Tell doctor your complete medical history.
  • For tablet, extended release products : Do not chew or crush. OK to split tablet if scored.
  • For tablet,chewable products : Chew medicine completely before swallowing. Before using tell Dr. if you have phenylketonuria.

What are side effects of Ritalin?Any warnings while using Ritalin?Is Ritalin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Ritalin?What if you missed a dose of Ritalin?What if you overdose on Ritalin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askHow is Ritalin different from cocaine?How is Ritalin different from cocaine?The main difference between the two drugs is that Ritalin is taken as a pill that is gradually released, whereas cocaine is snorted, entering the brain more directly. If Ritalin were snorted or injected, it might become as addictive as cocaine (Barkley, R. 2001).

    Precautions

    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Can increase heart rate and blood pressure.
    • May be habit forming
    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Can increase heart rate and blood pressure.
    • May be habit forming
    • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
    • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.

    • For capsule,extended release biphasic 30-70 products : Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve. May add contents to cool applesauce. Do not chew.
    • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
    • For suspension,extended release,reconst.24hr products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
    • For tablet products : Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency. Tell doctor your complete medical history.
    • For tablet, extended release products : Do not chew or crush. OK to split tablet if scored.
    • For tablet,chewable products : Chew medicine completely before swallowing. Before using tell Dr. if you have phenylketonuria.

    What are side effects of Ritalin?Any warnings while using Ritalin?Is Ritalin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Ritalin?What if you missed a dose of Ritalin?What if you overdose on Ritalin?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How is Ritalin different from cocaine? The main difference between the two drugs is that Ritalin is taken as a pill that is gradually released, whereas cocaine is snorted, entering the brain more directly. If Ritalin were snorted or injected, it might become as addictive as cocaine (Barkley, R. 2001).

    Does Ritalin Act the same as Adderall? Ritalin contains methylphenidate, while Adderall contains a mix of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. They are both CNS stimulants, but Ritalin works quicker, although Adderall is active for a more extended time. They are very similar but with some key differences. Because Adderall is amphetamine-based, it tends greater dependency than Ritalin.

    What class of drug does Ritalin fall under? Ritalin is the common name for methylphenidate, classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic-the same classification as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines . 1 It is abused by teens for its stimulant effects. Even when Ritalin is used as a prescription drug, it may have severe effects…

    What medication is an alternative to Ritalin? Strattera is, therefore, a ready Ritalin alternative for ADHD patients who are likely to abuse their medications. Furthermore, since the long-term effects of stimulants in ADHD therapy are still uncertain, some patients prefer not to use psychostimulant ADHD medications such as Ritalin. For such patients, Strattera is an effective alternative.