You may experience some or none of the Ritalin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, he or she will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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