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  • Methylin and Weight Loss
    In clinical studies, weight loss was a commonly reported side effect of Methylin. This eMedTV segment discusses Methylin and weight loss in more detail and explains how the medication is also occasionally used as a short-term weight loss treatment.
  • Methylin Dosage
    Most children start with a Methylin dosage of 5 mg, taken twice a day. This section of the eMedTV library also offers dosage recommendations for adults and provides tips, precautions, and general guidelines for people taking the medication.
  • Methylin Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on Methylin? This eMedTV resource takes a quick look at this ADHD and narcolepsy drug, including why it's important to discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before using it.
  • Methylin Interactions
    Drugs that may potentially cause Methylin interactions include pressors, warfarin, and MAOIs. This eMedTV resource lists other medicines that may cause negative interactions when taking with Methylin and describes the possible effects.
  • Methylin Overdose
    Hallucinations, confusion, and seizures are possible signs of a Methylin overdose. This eMedTV Web page lists other potential overdose symptoms and describes the different treatment options that are available for people who take too much Methylin.
  • Methylin Side Effects
    Dizziness, insomnia, and nausea are among the most common side effects seen with Methylin. This eMedTV page also lists rare Methylin side effects, problems that may require medical attention, and other common side effects of the drug.
  • Methylin Uses
    Methylin is primarily used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This page on the eMedTV site discusses specific Methylin uses in detail, explains how it can be used in children as young as six, and lists possible off-label uses for the drug.
  • Methylin Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV article lists Methylin warnings and precautions, including conditions you should tell your doctor about and people who should not take the drug. For example, people who have used an MAOI within the past two weeks should not take it.
  • Methylin: A Controlled Substance
    Methylin, a controlled substance, can be habit-forming and easily abused. As this page of the eMedTV site explains, because Methylin and other Schedule II controlled substances have the potential for abuse, there are special rules for prescribing them.
  • Methylphenidate Extended Release
    Methylphenidate extended release is a drug that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. This eMedTV article outlines the differences between the methylphenidate extended release products and also lists some potential side effects that may occur.
  • Methylphenidate Moms: The Surprising New Face of ADHD
    A recent phenomenon has been receiving a lot of attention lately: methylphenidate moms. As this eMedTV page explains, however, adult women who are just now being diagnosed with ADHD aren't just moms. Read on to learn more.
  • Motivating Children With ADHD to Learn
    If your child has ADHD and is having problems staying motivated to learn, there are some things you can do. This eMedTV page lists several suggestions, such as behavior plans and reward systems, to motivate your child to learn both at home and at school.
  • Negative Effects of Ritalin
    Although most people tolerate it well, Ritalin is not right for everyone. As this eMedTV page explains, Ritalin can cause negative effects like headaches and insomnia. This article takes a closer look at these and other possible side effects.
  • Negative Effects of Strattera
    In general, people tolerate Strattera well; negative side effects are possible, however. This eMedTV Web page discusses this issue in some detail, listing common adverse reactions and medical conditions that may preclude a person from taking this drug.
  • Nicotine
    Teens with ADHD are two to three times more likely to use nicotine products, such as cigarettes, than their peers without ADHD. They also start smoking at a younger age and find it harder to quit. Nicotine has been shown to improve attention, so smoking may be a teen's way of self-medicating to relieve ADHD symptoms. Smoking prevention programs may help prevent teens with ADHD from ever picking up the habit. Individuals who are trying to quit may find it easier if their symptoms are well controlled first.
  • No Follow-Through
    Adults with ADHD often have great intentions of completing projects at work or chores at home, but they often get sidetracked and have trouble completing these tasks.
  • No Quiet Leisure
    Most adults enjoy quiet leisure time -- reading a book, doing a crossword puzzle, knitting, etc. But if you have ADHD, doing these activities quietly is hard work, and you may not be able to enjoy such activities quietly for more than a few minutes.
  • Organizational Disarray
    Adults with ADHD often live disorganized lives, both in terms of physical organization (they often have messy houses) and time-management and task-planning organization.
  • Organize Your Bills
    Pick a spot that you will pass on a daily basis -- perhaps the front door or a spot on the kitchen counter -- and put a basket or folder there. Get in the habit of checking the mail every day and immediately dealing with it. Throw junk mail in the recycle bin. Put the bills in the basket. People with ADHD struggle with organization, so to make things even simpler, consider signing up to receive your bills via e-mail or for online bill pay.
  • Other Key Differences
    All children with ADHD are at risk for depression and anxiety, and girls appear to have an especially high risk. In many cases, girls are treated for depression even before being diagnosed with ADHD. Girls with ADHD are also more likely to have eating disorders, low self-esteem, poor coping skills, and intellectual impairment. They may find it difficult to interact with others, which can lead to peer rejection. This can further affect their self-image, and worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Overcoming ADHD
    Keeping a regular routine and staying organized are some tips to help manage ADHD symptoms in your child. This eMedTV Web selection discusses other important treatments and strategies that may help in overcoming some of the obstacles of ADHD.
  • Playing the Blame Game
    Your partner without ADHD just doesn't understand. Your partner with ADHD just doesn't care. The cat looked at both of you funny. The planets are out of alignment. Stop blaming anything and everything else for problems in your relationship. This wastes time and will never lead to a resolution. Unless someone deliberately did something hurtful, stop trying to assign blame for the problem. Or if it is your fault, 'fess up and take ownership of it. Then work together to find a solution.
  • Poor Listening Skills
    Adults with ADHD often have trouble listening attentively to others in conversations, as their minds begin to wander.
  • Prescription Medicines
    Some parents worry that stimulant treatment for ADHD may increase the risk for drug abuse. Studies have shown that this simply isn't true. However, teens with ADHD who already have or who develop substance abuse problems may need to be closely monitored when treated with a stimulant, as there are reports of the medicines being misused by being snorted, injected, or taken in higher amounts than prescribed. Long-acting stimulants or noncontrolled ADHD medicines, such as atomoxetine, are also an option when stimulant abuse is a concern.
  • Problems With Adderall
    This eMedTV segment describes possible Adderall side effects, such as headaches, weight loss, and insomnia. This page also takes a look at potentially serious problems with Adderall that may require immediate medical attention (such as chest pain).
  • Problems With Ritalin
    Most people don't experience any difficulties when taking Ritalin. Problems are possible, however, so this eMedTV segment lists a few of the more common reactions to this drug, as well as some potentially serious problems to be aware of.
  • Problems With Strattera
    Nausea and dry mouth are some of the problems reported by people taking Strattera. However, as this eMedTV article explains, most people are able to take it safely. This resource covers other problems that may occur and links to more detailed information.
  • Quilivant
    Quillivant XR is a prescription medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This eMedTV Web page talks about who can use this drug and lists some of its potential side effects. Quilivant is a common misspelling of Quillivant XR.
  • Quillivant XR
    Quillivant XR is a drug used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web article gives an overview of the prescription medication, noting in particular its effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths -- as well as what to tell your doctor before you take it.
  • Quillivant XR and Breastfeeding
    Can breastfeeding women take Quillivant XR? This selection from the eMedTV Web site examines the potential risks, as this drug is known to pass through breast milk in humans in low amounts.
  • Quillivant XR and Pregnancy
    As you'll see in this eMedTV segment, pregnant women may take Quillivant XR (methylphenidate ER oral solution) if the benefits outweigh the risks. This article takes a closer look at the safety of using this ADHD medication during pregnancy.
  • Quillivant XR Dosage
    Quillivant XR is taken once daily to treat ADHD. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at Quillivant XR dosing guidelines, including factors that affect your dosage and how best to take it.
  • Quillivant XR Drug Information
    Quillivant XR is used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More information is provided in this eMedTV segment, including how this prescription drug is taken, who can use it, and what to expect.
  • Quillivant XR Drug Interactions
    Taking Quillivant XR with certain antidepressants or cough and cold products could cause adverse reactions. This eMedTV segment covers other Quillivant XR drug interactions, which can increase your risk for side effects or other problems.
  • Quillivant XR Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on Quillivant XR (methylphenidate ER oral suspension). This eMedTV page looks at possible symptoms (such as hallucinations and vomiting) and treatment options (such as fluids through an IV).
  • Quillivant XR Side Effects
    Common Quillivant XR side effects can include vomiting, mood swings, and eye pain. This eMedTV resource also lists some of the more serious side effects of this drug, such as suicidal thoughts, which require immediate medical attention.
  • Quillivant XR Uses
    This eMedTV segment explains how Quillivant XR is used to treat symptoms of ADHD in children and adults by causing a calming effect. This page also outlines some off-label uses, such as treating narcolepsy or depression.
  • Quillivant XR Warnings and Precautions
    Quillivant XR has a high potential for dependence and abuse. This eMedTV article explores other Quillivant XR warnings and precautions, including details on drug interactions and whether the drug is safe for pregnant or nursing women.
  • Rein in That Sweet Tooth
    Sugar is bad for you. There -- we said it. And while obvious sources are easy to avoid, it is hidden in lots of foods, from salad dressings to condiments to peanut butter. Most processed foods are loaded with it. Our bodies crave sugar, and people with ADHD may be particularly susceptible because of the immediate spike in blood sugar, which gives a temporary boost in energy. Healthy alternatives include stevia and raw, local honey.
  • Relationships and ADHD
    Relationships and ADHD can be a tricky combination; research shows aggressive behavior in children with ADHD may play a major role in peer rejection. This eMedTV article offers tips for handling relationships and ADHD.
  • Restlessness
    Always have a restless feeling? This may be a sign of adult ADHD. In children, this is often seen as excessive or inappropriate climbing and running, although in adults, it's often limited to just the feeling of restlessness, without the accompanying disruptive physical activity.
  • Retalin
    Ritalin is a prescription medicine that can be used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV page briefly covers the uses and effects of the drug and provides a link to more information. Retalin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Retilin
    Ritalin is a medicine that can be used to treat narcolepsy and ADHD. This part of the eMedTV archives further explores how the medication works, describes its effects, and lists possible side effects. Retilin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Reward Good Behavior
    Create a few daily goals based on areas your child is having trouble in. For example, if your child forgets to turn in homework, create a goal for turning in homework assignments each day. Or if interrupting the teacher is a problem, make it a goal to limit interruptions to three or fewer times a day. When your child meets a goal, reinforce their behavior with praise, as well as tangible rewards, such as 15 minutes of video game time for each goal met.
  • Ridalin
    Ritalin is a prescription medication often used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV resource describes Ritalin in more detail and lists some of the drug's potential side effects. Ridalin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Riddalin
    Ritalin is a medication that is often used for the treatment of narcolepsy and ADHD. This eMedTV page discusses the benefits of taking the drug and offers details on its effects and possible side effects. Riddalin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Riddilin
    Ritalin is a medicine approved for treating several conditions, including ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV segment discusses these Ritalin uses in more detail and lists potential side effects of the drug. Riddilin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Riddlen
    Ritalin, a drug used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, is only available by prescription. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of the drug, including effects, various strengths, and possible side effects. Riddlen is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Riddlin
    Ritalin is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of narcolepsy and ADHD. This eMedTV page briefly explores the drug, including specific uses, possible side effects, and dosing information. Riddlin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ridelin
    Ritalin is a drug approved for treating ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article describes Ritalin in more detail and explains what you should tell your doctor before starting this medication. Ridelin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Rideline
    Ritalin is a medication approved for treating ADHD in children. This eMedTV Web page covers other approved Ritalin uses, explores how the medicine may work, and links to more information about the drug. Rideline is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ridilin
    Ritalin is a drug that can be prescribed to treat narcolepsy or ADHD. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Ritalin, explains what strengths are available, and lists possible side effects that may occur. Ridilin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ridilin Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Ritalin include nausea, insomnia, and abdominal pain. This eMedTV Web page lists some of the most commonly reported Ritalin side effects. Ridilin side effects is a common misspelling of Ritalin side effects.
  • Ridlen
    A doctor may prescribe Ritalin as part of ADHD treatment. This eMedTV resource explores other Ritalin uses, describes the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects to look out for during treatment. Ridlen is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ridlin
    Ritalin is a stimulant that is used for treating narcolepsy and ADHD. This page on the eMedTV site explains how Ritalin works, describes its effects, and lists potential side effects of the medication. Ridlin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritalen
    Ritalin, a prescription drug, is licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of the drug and offers dosage information and a list of possible side effects. Ritalen is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritalin
    Ritalin is a medication that has been approved for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes in detail how the drug works and offers information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Ritalin 10 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, a doctor may prescribe Ritalin 10 mg tablets two or three times daily to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. This article further discusses Ritalin dosing guidelines, including tips on when and how to use this medication.
  • Ritalin 20 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV article explains, a thrice-daily dosage of Ritalin 20 mg tablets is the maximum daily dosage of Ritalin for treating ADHD or narcolepsy. This page takes a closer look at Ritalin dosing guidelines, including tips for taking the medicine.
  • Ritalin 5 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Ritalin 5 mg tablets are the lowest strength available in this medication. This page further discusses Ritalin dosing guidelines for treating ADHD or narcolepsy, as well as tips on when and how to use this medicine.
  • Ritalin Abuse
    Because the medicine is a stimulant and can be habit-forming, it is possible to misuse Ritalin. This eMedTV resource lists common reasons for Ritalin abuse, discusses the possible consequences, and explains where to get help for addiction and abuse.
  • Ritalin and Alcohol
    You should not mix Ritalin and alcohol until you know how the medicine affects you. This eMedTV page explains how alcohol may intensify the effects of the stimulant and discusses the risks of combining alcohol with a drug you have never tried before.
  • Ritalin and D2 Receptors
    While the binding of dopamine to D2 receptors can help treat ADHD, it can also lead to abuse of the drug. This eMedTV page describes the link between Ritalin and D2 receptors, and explains how the drug's effects on the brain can lead to drug abuse.
  • Ritalin and Depression
    Side effects may occur with Ritalin, and depression is a problem that has been reported in clinical studies. This eMedTV page discusses the likelihood of developing depression as a side effect and explains how Ritalin can be used to treat depression.
  • Ritalin and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is a rare side effect of Ritalin. But, as this eMedTV page explains, since the problem is reported rarely with Ritalin, and hair loss is common in the general population, it's difficult to say if it's caused by Ritalin or by other factors.
  • Ritalin and Pregnant Women
    It's generally not recommended that pregnant women take Ritalin. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses the research conducted on Ritalin and pregnant women, and explains how the FDA's pregnancy category system works.
  • Ritalin and Weight Loss
    Weight loss is one of the side effects often seen with Ritalin. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses Ritalin and weight loss in more detail and explains how the drug can occasionally be used in an off-label fashion for weight loss.
  • Ritalin Dosage
    For the treatment of ADHD, most children start with a Ritalin dosage of 5 mg, taken twice a day. This eMedTV resource also includes dosing guidelines for the treatment of narcolepsy and offers information on when and how to take the drug.
  • Ritalin Drug Information
    This selection from the eMedTV archives provides some important information on Ritalin, a drug used to treat both ADHD and narcolepsy. This page explains some basic dosing guidelines, as well as issues to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Ritalin Drug Side Effects
    Common negative reactions to Ritalin include nausea, insomnia, and headaches. This eMedTV Web resource describes other possible side effects seen with the drug Ritalin, including potentially serious problems that can occur during treatment.
  • Ritalin Effects
    Ritalin has different effects on the body, depending on the condition being treated. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Ritalin based on the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, lists potential side effects, and discusses effects at high doses.
  • Ritalin for ADHD
    This eMedTV page explains that when using Ritalin for ADHD treatment, the medication affects certain chemicals in the brain to produce a calming effect. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines and lists various strengths of the medication.
  • Ritalin for Adults
    Ritalin is used to treat ADHD in children, but doctors can prescribe Ritalin for adults as an off-label use. This eMedTV segment defines "off-label" uses and explains how the drug is typically used in adults for the treatment of narcolepsy.
  • Ritalin for Children
    As this eMedTV page explains, Ritalin is approved to treat narcolepsy and ADHD in children. Ritalin is not approved for use in children younger than six years old, however. This page also covers how this drug works to treat these two conditions.
  • Ritalin Indications
    As this eMedTV article explains, there are two main indications (also called uses) for Ritalin. These include the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This page explains why this drug can be used to treat both conditions and links to more information.
  • Ritalin Interactions
    When drugs such as pressors or MAOIs are taken with Ritalin, interactions may occur. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that may cause drug interactions with Ritalin, describes the potential effects, and explains how your doctor may prevent them.
  • Ritalin LA
    Ritalin LA is a prescription medicine that is used to treat ADHD in children. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how the medication works and further explores its effects, possible side effects, and general dosing information.
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