How is Ritalin used?

The goal that we set for ourselves when we started this blogsite was to include as much information as possible about Ritalin here. We wanted this blogsite to become the place where people go to if they wish to learn more about this powerful and efficient medication that can be used for treating narcolepsy, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We wanted to cover both the good points about it, as well as those that might be considered bad, such as side effects. We wish to provide objective information and let people decide on their own if they should consider taking Ritalin for their condition. This article, however, is more of an instructional piece, as it covers the way in which Ritalin is supposed to be taken in order to achieve the best possible results.

The first thing that you need to keep in mind, and one that will be the biggest step towards a beneficial and also a safe Ritalin treatment, is to adhere to the prescription. Namely, you need to adhere to the prescri…

Can I use other drugs when using Ritalin?

Interaction between drugs is a case which involves some sort of effect that one drug has on the other. For example, there are medications that affect the acidity in the stomach and which may lead to impairment of proper absorption of the other medication. Also, there are cases in which the use of one drug may increase the likelihood of side effects of other medication occurring. There are many different ways in which certain drugs may interact with other drugs and it is always important to inform yourself about any interactions between the drug that you are taking and other medications that you might need to use. In certain cases, these interactions may be quite severe and even life-threatening.

In this article, we are going to cover some of the most common interactions with Ritalin.
The most severe interactions with Ritalin can happen in case you are taking MAO inhibitors, a class of drugs that includes such medications like: selegiline (Emsam, Eldepryl), tranylcypromine (Parnate), ras…

Is Ritalin addictive?

Before we start answering the question whether Ritalin is addictive, we need to make a basic distinction between dependency and addiction. Dependency to a certain medication or substance involves only the physical and/or physiological aspect of needing to take the certain medication or substance. If the medication or substance is not taken, adverse symptoms start to happen. Addiction involves the social aspect as well, namely affecting the everyday life of the addict and resulting in them engaging in antisocial behavior in order to acquire the medication or the substance. In this article, we will not tackle the addiction to Ritalin as we do not wish to involve the social aspect, but we will tackle the dependency to the medication.

The easiest way to do this would be to simply say that there is a possibility of developing dependency to Ritalin. This medication is very similar in structure to amphetamines and it is a psychostimulant which means that it stimulates certain nerve processes …

What is Ritalin?

This blogsite is dedicated to Ritalin and it is intended to provide as much information about this medication as possible, covering all the aspects of Ritalin use, talking about what conditions may be treated by this medication, which side effects are possible when using it, how you are supposed to use it, etc. However, this article is an introductory one, giving the short overview of the drug and giving basic information about it.

Ritalin is a psychostimulant drug which means that it basically acts on the central nervous system and improves some of its functions. It belongs to the piperidine class of medications and it is structurally very similar to amphetamines, although it has different mechanism of action and different effects from this class of drugs.

The way in which Ritalin works is by blocking the reuptake of certain chemicals in the synapses, which leads to an increase in levels of these chemicals, ultimately leading to a number of beneficial effects of Ritalin. The chemicals …

What are the side effects of Ritalin?

Whenever there is a discussion on any medication out there, there is certainly one aspect that never gets overlooked and which is often discussed in great detail. The aspect we are talking about here are the side effects of a given medication. Namely, it is only natural that the people want to know if they can expect experiencing certain side effects when using the medication. No one wants to take a medication for a mild headache that is going to get them to vomit uncontrollably or that is going to make their skin flare up in eczema. That is why we decided to include an article on the side effects of Ritalin to our blogsite about this psychostimulant medication used for treating ADHD and narcolepsy primarily.

We all know that pretty much every medication can cause certain side effects and that this is the most natural things when medications are concerned. Namely, as they affect certain processes in the body, it is perfectly understandable that they might also affect certain processes …

Adhd Medications Side Effects

Most side effects of the stimulant medications are minor and are usually related to the dosage of the medication being taken.
Side Effects

Most side effects of the stimulant medications are minor and are usually related to the dosage of the medication being taken. Higher doses produce more side effects. The most common side effects are decreased appetite, insomnia, increased anxiety, and/or irritability. Some children report mild stomach aches or headaches.

Appetite seems to fluctuate, usually being low during the middle of the day and more normal by suppertime. Adequate amounts of food that is nutritional should be available for the child, especially at peak appetite times.

If the child has difficulty falling asleep, several options may be tried—a lower dosage of the stimulant, giving the stimulant earlier in the day, discontinuing the afternoon or evening dosage, or giving an adjunct medication such as a low-dosage antidepressant or clonidine. A few children develop tics during treatmen…

Adhd Symptoms In Kids

Symptoms of ADHD to Look for in Your Kids

According to the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, there are three patterns of behavior that indicate ADHD. Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive type, and combined type.


The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms appear early in a child's life. Because many normal children may have these symptoms, but at a low level, or the symptoms may be caused by another disorder, it is important that the child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a well-qualified professional.

Symptoms of ADHD will appear over the course of many months, often with the symptoms of impulsiveness and hyperactivity preceding those of inattention, which may not emerge for a year or more. Different symptoms may appear in different settings, depending on the demands the situation may pose for the child's self-control. A child who "c…