January 26, 2023

The active ingredient in Ritalin capsules is methylphenidate, which is a type of medicine called a stimulant. It is used for the treatment of ADHD in children aged six and over. It is also occasionally used as an off-license treatment for narcolepsy, a disorder where a person feels excessive sleepiness throughout the day, and can fall asleep at any moment without warning.

Hello welcome to another telehealth information video my name is garvin and today’s video is on ritalin the active ingredient in richmond councils and tablets is meat and i fender days which is a type of medicine called a stimulant it is used for the treatment of adhd in children eight six and over it is also occasionally used as an awful isis treatment for narcolepsy

A disorder where a person feels excessive sleepiness two out today and can can fall asleep at any moment word of warning to treat adhd ritalin is usually prescribed to childhood but some children continue taking it through teenage years and into adulthood if if they find it helps them ritalin works by increasing the activity of a natural chemical in the brain

Called dopamine dopamine is a chemical called a neurotransmitter that plays a role in motivation behavior thinking and physical movement people with adhd seem to have lower than average activity in two regions of the brain where there is more stormy activity so increasing its activity reduce the symptoms of adhd such as hyperactivity and concentration problems

It is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions when taking rissler or when giving it to the child rezulin should start working within about 30 to 60 minutes of taking a dose and the effects wear off about three to four hours later the dose is usually taken at breakfast and at lunchtime and some people need to do station afternoon as well take care not

To take it too close to bedtime as it can’t keep you awake the tablets may need to be 1/2 2/4 to give the correct dose they can be broken or crushed if they cannot be swallowed whole these tablets can be taken either with or without food if you forget to take your tablet in the morning you should not take it in the afternoon because this may cause problems with

Sleeping june tonight instead leave out the forgotten dose and just take your next dose the usual as usual the following morning don’t take a double dose to make up for an area miss dose ritalin may cause you’d feel dizzy if you find ritalin affects you in this way you should abstain from driving or operating heavy machinery while affected the active ingredient

In rhythm may be harmful to a developing baby so it is not suitable for pregnant women if you’re pregnant seek further advice from a doctor otherwise be sure to use an effective method of contraception to avoid getting pregnant significant amounts of the medicine can pass into breast milk and affect a nursing baby for this reason you should partly feed your baby

If you’re taking ritalin or seek further advice from your doctor it is advised to keep alcohol to a minimum while taking ritalin and preferably not drinking at all as mixing the two substances may cause you to feel dizzy and disorientated some common side effects of ritalin include headache mood swings abdominal pain and irritability for a complete list of side

Effects go to my website www.chesterlaw.com and remember that all medicines of potential side effects but this doesn’t mean that you’ll experience them so that brings this video to an end if you have any questions make sure to leave them in the comments below or contact me to lynch’s pharmacy comm thank you for watching stay healthy and stay informed

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Ritalin (methylphenidate) By G. J. Lynch