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Ritalin is a brand name for methylphenidate, the drug that is used to treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and narcolepsy. It falls in the class of central nervous system stimulants. Ritalin mechanism of action is that it affects the chemicals in the nerves and brain and manages impulse control and hyperactivity issues.


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Rids — Ritalin Intoxication Since Ritalin is a Schedule II narcotic , it has something in common with drugs such as cocaine and morphine: stimulant effects. Although Ritalin is a prescription drug, its generic counterpart is for purchase. Hence, there are a lot of teens who abuse the drug. Even with proper medical dosage, the drug can show mild to severe side effects - both physical and psychological, including: ☆ Anorexia ☆ Weight loss ☆ Heart problems ☆ Rapid breathing ☆ Insomnia ☆ Aggression Furthermore, it is a drug of dependence, meaning, long-term use can cause Ritalin addiction. Also, the drug should not be taken together with certain other medications. For instance, if you have Tourette’s syndrome, epilepsy, glaucoma, high blood pressure, and other problems, then you must inform your doctor before using Ritalin. Besides, you should take the drug in the prescribed dosage, but never more. Otherwise, your body can go into a Ritalin overdose. Similar to other “uppers”, abusing Ritalin may cause abdominal cramps , tachycardia, tremors, fever, muscle twitching, and other symptoms. Overdose may sometimes lead to heart stroke, coma, and death. — Ritalin Addiction Symptoms While Ritalin is majorly used for kids; teens and adults abuse it to get high. Athletes, too, use it to enhance their alertness. Since it is highly accessible, students also use it to help them study. The side effects of Ritalin on Children may be very worse if left untreated. The half-life of Ritalin can range between 2.5 and 7.7 hours, based on various factors like age, physique, metabolism, etc. When people without ADHD abuse the drug for a prolonged period, they may see increased energy levels. In addition, you see severe side effects of Ritalin abuse long term like: ☆ Confusion ☆ Irritability ☆ Hypersensitivity ☆ Visual hallucinations ☆ Loss of appetite ☆ Panic attacks


Taking Ritalin and alcohol together can increase the risk of alcohol poisoning. Ritalin improves alertness and keeps you awake for a longer time, while alcohol can throw you off-balance and impair your judgment. While Ritalin is a CNS stimulant, alcohol is a CNS depressant. However, the side effects of Ritalin and Adderall of each do not cancel those of the other. Hence, you may experience Ritalin withdrawal or Ritalin abuse side effects. Resources v Tags v FIND THE RIGHT TREATMENT Addictionaide provides a confidential drug abuse assessment and treatment placements tailored to your individual needs. Achieve long-term recovery, give us a call or fill out the form below and we will respond to you as soon as possible. ^ 802 - 231-1018 FAQ Read More CALL NOW 24/7 Compassionate Advisors Available. Free Consultation Available. ^ 802 - 231-1018 VERIFY INSURANCE Check Your Insurance Coverage To Find Out What Will Be Covered For Addiction Treatment r ^ 802 - 231-1018


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