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It's important to be aware of certain things before starting Ritalin LA. Warnings and precautions include being aware of potential drug interactions, following dosing guidelines carefully to avoid dependence and abuse, and watching for side effects, such as increased blood pressure or heart rate. Ritalin LA warnings and precautions also extend to people who have tics or Tourette syndrome; certain allergies; or who have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation.

Ritalin LA: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provoder?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Ritalin LA® (methylphenidate extended-release) if you have:
 
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
It's important to also tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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