Ritalin

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you have:
 
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are allergic to any medications
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ritalin and Pregnant Women)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol regularly.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Ritalin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Ritalin?

People who take too much of the medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Hyperactivity (trouble sitting still)
  • Rapid breathing
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Muscle pains
  • Shakiness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there).
     
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Ritalin Overdose for more information.)
 
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