Ritalin Oral

A healthcare provider may prescribe Ritalin® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) oral tablets to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although Ritalin is a type of stimulant, it can produce a calming effect when used at the doses intended for ADHD treatment. For people with narcolepsy, it does act as a stimulant (because it is taken in higher doses).
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects include insomnia, headaches, and weight loss. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with Ritalin.
Ritalin comes in the form of tablets and is typically taken two or three times a day by mouth (orally). Ritalin dosages are based on several factors, such as other medications you are currently taking, other medical conditions you may have, your age, and other ADHD or narcolepsy medications you have tried. Ritalin oral tablets are available in three strengths:
(Click Ritalin for more information on how Ritalin oral tablets can be beneficial in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] and narcolepsy, general dosing guidelines, and tips on effectively using this medication.)
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