Uses of Ritalin
Ritalin is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by altering the amounts of certain organic substances in mind. Methylphenidate is a member of a category of drugs called stimulants. It can help boost your capacity to listen, stay focused on an action, and control behavior issues. It could also allow you to arrange your activities and enhance listening skills. This medicine can also be utilized to deal with a particular sleep disease (narcolepsy).
Take this medicine by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually two or three times every day. This medicine is best taken 30 to 45 minutes before a meal. But when you have stomach upset, you might take this medicine with or after a snack or meal.
This medicine may increase your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure frequently and tell your health care provider if the outcomes are large.
Inform your physician straight away if you have some significant side effects, such as indications of blood circulation problems in the hands or feet (for example, coldness, tingling, pain, or skin color adjustments ), strange wounds around the palms, or feet, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood/behavior affects (for example, agitation, aggression, and mood swings, strange thoughts, thoughts of suicide), uncontrolled muscle movements (for instance, twitching, vibration ), sudden outbursts of words/sounds that are difficult to control, vision changes (like blurry vision).
Caregivers/parents must also be watchful with this significant side effect in boys. If a painful or prolonged erection happens, stop using this medication and get medical help straight away, or permanent problems could happen.
But, seek medical help straight away if you notice any signs of severe allergic response, including rash, itching/swelling (particularly of this face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.