Ritalin is prescribed by doctors for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome. Being a stimulant it works by changing certain natural chemicals in the brain to help the user stay focused on one activity at a time.
Consult your doctor before you start using this medication. It is an oral medication and is usually prescribed to be taken 2-3 times a day. Taking it with or without food is up to your doctor. The effects are great if taken on an empty stomach. The medication is prescribed to you based on the severity of your condition and your response to the treatment.
Those who have glaucoma, anxiety, high agitation, problems with the entire digestive tract should refrain from taking Ritalin.
The medication can be taken before or after a meal however it is highly effective when taken on an empty stomach.
Three were cases where some people had severe side effects due to taking this medication which includes hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, and tongue.
Certain drugs tend to cause interaction. So tell your doctor if you taking any other medication including prescription, non-prescription, or even herbals.
Ritalin is available as an extended-release and immediate-release chewable tablet, a solution, capsule, and an orally disintegrating tablet each with its own method of administration.
Stopping this medication abruptly can cause severe depression. Such patients should be carefully monitored under the guidance of their doctors.
In case of an overdose call the emergency helpline number immediately.
Do not prescribe this medication for anyone as your conditions might vary from theirs and also to avoid any sort of legal issues as it is against the law.
Never blindly follow whatever ever information is available on the internet. Talk to your doctor so that they may prescribe the medicine and dosage amount that is specifically suitable for your condition.