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Ritalin 10mg

Generic name of Methylphenidate is Ritalin. It is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) that are nowadays quite common in students and professionals.

What is Ritalin?

There are couple of drugs used for the treatment of hyperactivity disorder and  Ritalin (Methylphenidate) can also be use for this treatment. Methylphenidate influences chemical compounds within the mind and nerves that make a contribution to hyperactivity and impulse control.

Ritalin is used to deal with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy.)

Methylphenidate is used in conjunction with other treatments (including psychological, educational, and cognitive-behavioral therapy) to improve the following groups of developmentally inappropriate symptoms associated with ADHD: moderate to severe loss of focus, short memory span, hyperactivity, emotional disability, and impulsivity.

It isn’t acknowledged if Ritalin is secure and powerful in children younger than 6 years of age.

Things to know before taking this drug

Ask a medical doctor if it’s far secure to breastfeed at the same time as the usage of Ritalin. If you’re breastfeeding, inform your medical doctor in case you observe signs in  the infant like agitation, sleep troubles, feeding troubles, or decreased weight gain.

Tell your medical doctor in case you are pregnant or plan to grow to be pregnant. If you’re pregnant, your call can be indexed on a being pregnant registry to music the outcomes of methylphenidate at the infant.

Don’t take this drug when you have used an MAO inhibitor previously in the past 14 days as it may be a risky. MAO inhibitors encompass isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection,  and tranylcypromine.

Tell your medical doctor in case you additionally use opioid remedy, natural products, or remedy for depression, intellectual illness,  migraine headaches, severe infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. An interplay with methylphenidate ought to reason a severe circumstance known as serotonin syndrome.

To make certain Ritalin is secure for you, inform your medical doctor when you have:

troubles with the esophagus, stomach, or intestines; or

seizures, epilepsy, or an bizarre mind wave test (EEG).

Becoming established in this remedy at some point of being pregnant can reason untimely start or low start weight.

Ritalin isn’t always permitted to be used with the aid of using all of us more youthful than 6 years old.

Side effect of this drug

This drug can react in the following ways:

  • Headache
  • feeling aggressive, irritable, depressed, aggravating or tense
  • problem sleeping (insomnia)
  • lack of appetite – this could result in weight reduction or bad weight gain
  • belly ache
  • dry mouth
  • feeling or being sick
  • Signs of heart problems – chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling faint.
  • Headache and dizziness.
  •  Psychotic symptoms – hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), new behavior problems, aggression, hostility, paranoia;
  •  Signs of impaired circulation  – numbness in fingers and toes, pain, coldness, unexplained sores, changes in skin color (appearing pale, red, or blue);
  •  Penile erection that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours. See your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome:
  •  Methylphenidate can affect a child’s growth. You may need to check your child’s height and weight frequently. Let your doctor know if your child is not growing normally. Common  side effects of Ritalin include:
  •  sweating, increased blood pressure;
  •  mood swings, anxiety, nervousness or irritability, sleep disturbance;
  •  Fast heartbeat, pounding heart, fluttering chest.
  •  Vomiting,indigestion,stomach pain,dry mouth, nausea

Seek emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Ritalin.

Content of the drug

Ritalin Hydrochloride, Methylphenidate Hydrochloride USP is a mild central nervous system (CNS) stimulant available as  5, 10, and 20 mg tablets for oral administration. Ritalin SR is available as a 20 mg extended release tablet for oral administration. Methylphenidate Hydrochloride USP is a white, odorless, microcrystalline powder. His solution is litmus and sour. It is freely soluble in water and  methanol, soluble in alcohol, and sparingly soluble in chloroform and  acetone. Ritalin tablet also contain lactose,magnesium stearate,Polyethylene Glycol,starch,sucrose and tragacanth

How to take this drug

Ritalin immediate release (IR) tablets are usually taken 2 to 3 times daily. Take Ritalin IR tablets 30-45 minutes before meals.

One dose of Ritalin LA extended release capsules        should be taken daily in the morning.

Ritalin LA Capsules can be taken with or without food, but you should take them the same every time.

Do can take the whole Ritalin LA extended-release capsule. If you cannot swallow, open the capsule  and mix it with soft food such as applesauce, custard or yogurt. Swallow the drug immediately without chewing.

Your doctor should check your progress regularly. Your doctor may stop your Ritalin treatment for a while to check for symptoms of ADHD. You may also need to check your heart and blood pressure frequently.


This drug should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature away from moisture, heat and light. Store your medicine in a place where no one can misuse it and also out of the reach of children.

Do not store leftover medicine. Ask your pharmacist about  drug withdrawal programs. You can also mix the rest of the medicine with kitten litter or ground coffee, put it in a sealed plastic bag, and throw the bag in the trash.

what happens if I miss my dose?

Don’t forget to take this drug as soon as possible, but  if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.Taking if two dose is not allowed

What happens if I take overdose?

Overdose of drugs are always very harmful to the body.

Overdose signs might also additionally consist of nausea, dry mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, agitation, restlessness, tremor, muscle twitches, speedy breathing, confusion, hallucinations, dilated pupils, muscle weakness, fever, sweating, headache, pounding for your neck or ears, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma.

Drug interaction with other drug

There are some medicines that can affect how methylphenidate works.

if you are taking antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) don’t take this drug

Taking methylphenidate with these drugs can cause a rapid increase in  blood pressure. This can be dangerous. MAO inhibitors include:Phenelzine,Moclobemide, and isocarboxazide