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Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Ritalin LA. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medicine quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of Ritalin LA include:
Ritalin LA can cause high blood pressure. Usually, this is temporary and does not cause any problems. The drug can also increase the risk of seizures and make certain heart conditions and mental problems worse.
(Click Ritalin LA Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects to look out for.)
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Drug Interactions With Ritalin LA

Ritalin LA can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Ritalin LA Drug Interactions).
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