Ritalin is the marketed or the brand name of Methylphenidate, which acts as a CNS stimulant to cure attention deficit. This medicine is mostly prescribed as the primary medicine for ADHD. Patients can take the Ritalin 10 mg by mouth, and also can be applied to the skin.
Doctor’s Prescription for Ritalin:
Only follow the doctor’s prescription, to use the Ritalin medicine in the right direction. Do not go with the statement, if any experienced person, who was taking Ritalin. Because medicine type, dose, and time depend on the patient’s condition.
Normally doctors prescribe taking the medicine during the daytime. Ritalin makes the body, and brain active. If a person will take the medicine during the night time then he/she may face insomnia issues (sleeping disorder).
How Does Ritalin Work?
Ritalin (stimulant) helps to improve focus and concentration and increases the levels of dopamine, the chemicals in the brain. It is responsible for increasing the chemical dopamine in the brain for the transmission of signals between nerve cells. Ritalin pill is most effective to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Sleeping disorders. By taking a single dose of the medicine its effects can last up to 12 hours.
The Side Reaction Of Ritalin 10 mg:
Ritalin has common adverse effects. For a healthy person, who has only ADHD symptoms, the side effects will affect him/her rarely. If the person has not too good medical history and has ADHD, then the reaction may harm the person badly.
The following are the adverse effect of Ritalin;
- Decreased appetite
- Abdominal pain
- trouble sleeping
- Weight Loss
Consult with the doctor if the patient has felt serious side effects like seizures, mainly in Eyesight changes or blurred vision, anxiety, irritability, dry mouth, shaking of the body, etc.
Addiction, Overdose, & Missed Dose:
Ritalin has lower addiction dependency possibilities. If a patient is taking the medicine the right way then there is no chance of getting addicted to the medicine.
Do not increase or decrease the Ritalin dose. Consult your doctor before taking any step. Doctor will recommend the Ritalin 20 mg dose if needed. Overdose can create a huge health issue. If in case, you missed a dose and it is near to your next dose then skip it. And directly take the next dose.
Store the medicine at room temperature. Keep the medicine away from children, and pets.
FAQ on Ritalin
For a 6 years old child how much dose of Ritalin is given?
Usually, the parent should consult with the doctor before taking Ritalin pills. Usually, it started with a dose of 5mg. The doctor advised increasing the medicine dose by checking the patients’ behavioral changes and health.
What happens if the patient consumes alcohol with Ritalin pills?
Ritalin pills are stimulant medications that are never is taken with alcohol, drugs, or ganja. Because these alcohol products have cocaine substance which has more badly effect on the central nervous system of the patients.