Ritalin Methylphenidate 5 mg

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This is one of the popular medications available in the market use in the treatment of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Ritalin may be used alone or with other medications. Methylphenidate works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Methylphenidate belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. Methylphenidate is a compound that increases the availability of the chemicals norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. These chemicals send signals to other parts of the body, which will help to improve the condition. It can help increase the ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.

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The duration of action of this content is around 8 hours and it comes with the black box warning and limiting the administration of not more than 60mg per day for the patients. The minimum dose of Ritalin is 5 mg and it is also available in the strength of 10 mg and 20 mg. There are chances of some mild adverse effects after the administration of Ritalin like headache, decreased appetite, upset stomach, nervousness, trouble sleeping, nausea, etc. But persistent problems should be reported to seek medical help.
Ritalin and Ritalin-SR are indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) in pediatric patients 6 years and older and adults. In some patients, narcolepsy is also treated with this medication. Belonging from the Schedules II class of drugs, there is a requirement of close monitoring after the intake of Ritalin like CNS stimulants.  
Ritalin should be avoided in patients who have been on any antiacids, proton pump inhibitors, like acid-reflux medications. There are high chances of serotonin syndrome when Ritalin is taken along with medications like Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine and Sertraline, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as selegiline and phenelzine, the opioids fentanyl and tramadol, the anxiolytic – buspirone.

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