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Who Should Not Take Ritalin?

You should not take Ritalin if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Ritalin, methylphenidate hydrochloride, or any inactive component used to make Ritalin. 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)
     
  • Have Tourette syndrome or a family history of the condition.
     
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:

Ritalin Warnings and Precautions: A Summary

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