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Who Should Not Take Ritalin SR?

You should not take Ritalin SR if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Ritalin SR, methylphenidate hydrochloride, or any inactive component used to make Ritalin SR. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
     
  • Have tics (abnormal, uncontrollable body movements) or Tourette syndrome (or a family history of Tourette syndrome).
     
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:

Ritalin SR Warnings and Precautions: A Summary

There are a number of situations in which Ritalin SR should not be taken, as well as several warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider any about specific Ritalin SR warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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