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The long-term Ritalin side effects are not well understood at this time. However, much research is being done in this area. It is known that, over time, Ritalin can cause a slowing down of growth, and your child's growth should be monitored while he or she is taking Ritalin. Because the long-term side effects are not fully understood yet, it should not be used for any longer than necessary.
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