Use of the stimulants have resulted in heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death to the people who suffered from heart diseases and high blood pressure
When should you avoid taking this pill?
• If you are allergic to methylphenidate, then you should not take Ritalin
• People with personal and family history of Tourette’s syndrome and muscle twitches
• Personal or family history of heart diseases and sudden deaths
• Kids below the age of 6 should not be prescribed
Dosage and direction:
You should take Ritalin as directed by your doctor, your doctor may change the dosage occasionally and you should always follow what your doctor has to say.
You should never exceed the recommended amount and the recommended duration that is given to you by your doctor. You can mix the capsule with pudding for a better taste but make sure that you do not chew it, you must swallow it.
Some more vital usage info:
• Store Ritalin in a dry and cold place
• Do not take overdoses if you skip the medicine, and you can certainly take the medicine as soon as you remember
• You should never take more than 60 mg on any given day
• If you are administered this medicine in the day time, then you should take it on or before 6 PM not after that timeframe
What should you avoid while taking Ritalin?
Intake of Methylphenidate can affect your thinking capacity and perceptibility; hence, you should avoid doing things that demand more alertness of your mind such as driving
Pediatric Patients below the age of 6 should start with 5mg and they should not go beyond 20-30 mg in a day.
Ritalin side effects and what to do:
Side effects might include chest pain, problems in breathing, numbness, pale skin, feeling cold, muscle twitches, nausea, changes in vision, painful penis erection.
Side effects do not become server most of the times but if you think that things are not right then you can consult your doctor and you should, you can also call FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report any unusual side effects that you might have.