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  • Ritalin LA and Depression
    Depression is a possible side effect of Ritalin LA, but its prevalence is unknown. This page of the eMedTV archives further discusses Ritalin LA and depression, and explains how stimulants are sometimes used "off-label" to treat associated symptoms.
  • Ritalin LA and Hair Loss
    Hair loss has not been reported with Ritalin LA, but it is a side effect of other methylphenidate products. This eMedTV segment discusses Ritalin LA and hair loss in more detail, and offers recommendations for helping with hair loss.
  • Ritalin LA and Pregnancy
    Due to its possible effects on a developing fetus, Ritalin LA may not be safe to use during pregnancy. This eMedTV page describes animal studies conducted on Ritalin LA and pregnancy, and explains when the drug may be prescribed to a pregnant woman.
  • Ritalin LA and Weight Loss
    Weight loss is a common side effect of Ritalin LA. This eMedTV page further discusses Ritalin LA and weight loss, including information on how the drug can be used in an off-label fashion to lose weight and what to do if unwanted weight loss occurs.
  • Ritalin LA Dosage
    The recommended Ritalin LA dosage for children starting ADHD treatment is 20 mg a day. This eMedTV resource also lists dosing guidelines for people who were previously taking methylphenidate products and offers tips for taking the drug.
  • Ritalin LA Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause Ritalin LA drug interactions include antacids, pressors, and warfarin. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that can lead to interactions and explains the potentially serious problems that may occur when these drugs are mixed.
  • Ritalin LA for Adults and Teens
    Ritalin LA is licensed to treat ADHD in children but isn't approved for use in adults and teens. This eMedTV page describes studies conducted on Ritalin LA for adults and teens, and explains how the drug may be used "off label" to treat adult ADHD.
  • Ritalin LA Information
    Are you looking for information about Ritalin LA? This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this product, with information on what it is used for, how often it can be taken, and more. A link to more details is also included.
  • Ritalin LA Overdose
    Fever, shakiness, and confusion are possible signs of a Ritalin LA overdose. This eMedTV article describes other effects of an overdose, factors that determine them, and the various treatment options that are available, including supportive care.
  • Ritalin LA Side Effects
    Common Ritalin LA side effects include insomnia, headache, and loss of appetite. This eMedTV segment lists other common side effects seen with the drug and also describes rare problems and side effects that may require medical attention.
  • Ritalin LA Uses
    Ritalin LA is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. This eMedTV article discusses Ritalin LA uses in more detail, including a list of possible off-label uses, such as adult ADHD treatment and narcolepsy treatment.
  • Ritalin LA Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV Web page offers Ritalin LA warnings and precautions to be aware of, including a list of potential side effects and information on who should not take the drug. For example, Ritalin LA can cause blurred vision or increased heart rate.
  • Ritalin Medication Information
    This eMedTV Web resource offers some basic information on Ritalin, a medication prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. This page describes possible side effects, safety precautions, and what to tell your doctor.
  • Ritalin Oral
    Ritalin oral tablets are typically prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article explains how this medication works, describes possible side effects, and lists various strengths available. A link to more information is also included.
  • Ritalin Overdose
    Rapid breathing, hyperactivity, or seizures are possible signs of a Ritalin overdose. This eMedTV Web page lists other possible symptoms, describes the factors that affect symptoms, and explains treatment options that are currently available.
  • Ritalin Risks
    Ritalin can cause insomnia. As this eMedTV segment explains, it can also increase blood pressure and heart rate. This article discusses some of the other risks associated with Ritalin, including information on what can happen if you take too much.
  • Ritalin Safety
    This eMedTV page explains why prior to taking Ritalin, safety issues -- such as possible side effects and treatment precautions -- need to be reviewed with your doctor. This page provides a brief overview on this topic, with a link to more information.
  • Ritalin Side Affects
    Potential Ritalin side effects to look out for include nausea, headache, and insomnia. This eMedTV article offers brief lists of common, rare, and serious side effects of the drug. Ritalin side affects is a common misspelling of Ritalin side effects.
  • Ritalin Side Effects
    Nausea, headache, and nervousness are some of the common side effects of Ritalin. This eMedTV page lists common and rare side effects of the drug and describes problems that may require medical attention, such as seizures, hallucinations, or depression.
  • Ritalin SR
    Ritalin SR is an extended-release medicine that is licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works, describes its effects, and lists possible side effects to look out for.
  • Ritalin SR and Alcohol
    Ritalin SR and alcohol should not be taken together until you know how the drug affects you. As this eMedTV page explains, combining the two may intensify the effects of the drug and affect your ability to perform tasks that require concentration.
  • Ritalin SR and Depression
    Depression is a side effect that has been reported with Ritalin SR. This section of the eMedTV library discusses Ritalin SR and depression in more detail, including information on how the drug may be used to treat symptoms of depression.
  • Ritalin SR and Hair Loss
    Side effects may occur with the use of Ritalin SR, and hair loss is a rare but possible problem. As this eMedTV page explains, if hair loss does occur, your healthcare provider may recommend a hair loss treatment or suggest Ritalin SR alternatives.
  • Ritalin SR and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explores the results of studies on Ritalin SR and pregnancy, explains how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy, and offers tips for women who are pregnant or may become pregnant while taking the drug.
  • Ritalin SR and Weight Loss
    Weight loss is a common side effect seen with Ritalin SR. This eMedTV resource further discusses Ritalin SR and weight loss, including information on how the drug can be used for this purpose and suggestions for dealing with unwanted weight loss.
  • Ritalin SR Dosage
    This eMedTV resource explains Ritalin SR dosage guidelines when using it to replace regular Ritalin and also offers tips and precautions on taking the drug. For example, if the medication bothers your stomach, you can try taking it with food.
  • Ritalin SR Drug Info
    Ritalin SR is approved to treat narcolepsy and ADHD. This eMedTV Web segment takes a quick look at Ritalin SR, with information on how often it is taken and some of the side effects that may occur. A link to more details is also included.
  • Ritalin SR for Adults
    Ritalin SR is licensed to treat ADHD in children, but can be used off-label to treat adult ADHD. This eMedTV Web page lists precautions to be aware of before taking Ritalin SR for adults, such as checking for high blood pressure or heart problems.
  • Ritalin SR Interactions
    Drug interactions may occur if Ritalin SR is taken with certain medications. This eMedTV resource contains a list of medications that may lead to Ritalin SR interactions and describes the possible side effects or complications that may develop.
  • Ritalin SR Overdose
    Muscle pains, fever, and hallucinations may be signs of a Ritalin SR overdose. This eMedTV article further explores the possible effects of an overdose and describes the treatment options that are available, including IV fluids and supportive care.
  • Ritalin SR Side Effects
    Common Ritalin SR side effects may include nausea, headache, and dizziness. This segment of the eMedTV library lists additional common side effects, as well as rare side effects and those that may require medical attention.
  • Ritalin SR Uses
    Common Ritalin SR uses include ADHD treatment in children and narcolepsy treatment in adults. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of the medication and lists possible off-label uses, which may include the treatment of adult ADHD or depression.
  • Ritalin SR Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV Web page offers Ritalin SR warnings and precautions, including serious side effects to look out for and a list of people who should not take the drug. For example, people with glaucoma or certain heart conditions should avoid the drug.
  • Ritalin Strengths
    As explained in this eMedTV article, the ADHD drug Ritalin comes in three strengths, ranging from 5 mg to 20 mg. This resource lists all of the currently available strengths and provides a link to more detailed information on dosing.
  • Ritalin Substitute
    If a person's ADHD or narcolepsy is not adequately controlled with Ritalin, substitutes are available. This eMedTV Web page lists what these alternatives are and includes a link to more specific information on this topic.
  • Ritalin Tablets
    Ritalin tablets may be prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. This eMedTV Web resource offers more detail on Ritalin, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and available strengths.
  • Ritalin Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page provides Ritalin warnings and precautions, including information on who should avoid the drug and a list of other potential side effects to look out for. For example, Ritalin may potentially increase blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Ritalin Weight Change
    This eMedTV page explains that a weight change with Ritalin is possible. Specifically, weight loss is a common side effect of this drug. This page explains what to do if you are having problems with weight loss and offers a link to more information.
  • Ritalin Withdrawal
    Ritalin withdrawal is more likely to occur in people who are abusing the medication. This eMedTV article lists possible withdrawal symptoms and explains how people who are taking Ritalin at prescribed doses usually do not experience withdrawal.
  • Ritalin: A Controlled Substance
    Ritalin, a controlled substance, can be habit-forming and is likely to be abused as a result. This eMedTV segment explains what a controlled substance is and discusses the strict rules for prescribing a Schedule II controlled substance like Ritalin.
  • Ritaline
    People with narcolepsy or ADHD may benefit from Ritalin. This page on the eMedTV site describes the effects of Ritalin, lists its various strengths, and explains what side effects may occur with the drug. Ritaline is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritalinn
    Ritalin is a prescription drug licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Ritalin, lists the various strengths available, and explains what side effects may occur. Ritalinn is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritallin
    Ritalin, a prescription drug, is commonly used to treat ADHD in children and narcolepsy in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works and offers details on dosing, effects, and side effects. Ritallin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritilan
    Ritalin is a prescription medicine approved for treating ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV page explores the effects of Ritalin and lists conditions you must tell your doctor about before starting the drug. Ritilan is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritilin
    Ritalin is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy and ADHD. This eMedTV page describes the effects of the drug and offers details on possible side effects and dosing information. Ritilin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Ritlin
    Ritalin, which is available by prescription, is used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at the drug and its uses, effects, and potential side effects. Ritlin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Rittalin
    Ritalin is a prescription drug that is often used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV resource offers more details on the medication, including how it works, its effects, and possible side effects. Rittalin is a common misspelling of Ritalin.
  • Set a Schedule
    Pick a day of the week and a time where you can spend 15 to 20 minutes uninterrupted. Set a reminder on your phone if you need to. Once a week, make an "appointment" with yourself to sit down and pay those bills. This should be a weekly rather than daily task, because people with ADHD sometimes set themselves up for failure by trying to do something like this every day.
  • Short Attention Span
    Can't seem to keep your mind focused on a long, boring activity (such as a meeting)? This is a possible symptom of adult ADHD. Love reading slideshows instead of long pages? This might be indicative of a short attention span.
  • Side Effects of Aderal
    Potential Adderall side effects include nausea, shakiness, and insomnia. This eMedTV article lists other side effects to look out for, including rare but possible problems. Side effects of Aderal is a common misspelling of Adderall side effects.
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