About Ritalin

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About Ritalin

The drug methylphenidate is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is referred to as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children over the age of six years.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Attention Deficit Disorder in children with ADHD
  • Treat obsessive sleep problems in adults

This is how Methylphenidate works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of methylphenidate.
Please also read the information on the drug class alpha-sympathomimetics,
to which the active ingredient methylphenidate belongs.

Application of the active substance methylphenidate

The drug methylphenidate is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is referred to as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children over the age of six years.

The attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder manifests itself through lack of concentration and impulsivity with marked overactivity and accompanying symptoms such as increased irritability, ill-humor or aggressiveness, depression and forgetfulness.

ADHD does not cure and persists in approximately 60 percent of those affected into adulthood. Adults with ADHD mainly show restlessness, impatience and inattention. Overactivity may decrease with age due to adaptation, development of the nervous system, and treatment with over-the-counter medications. Often there is an inability to social bonds. Today ADHD is also treated with methyphenidate in adults.

According to recent research, the cause of ADHD is disrupted signaling in the brain. Since ADHD is a very complex disease characterized by very different symptoms, treatment with methylphenidate can only ever be a therapeutic component within a so-called multimodal treatment plan consisting of several building blocks or ways. With careful dosing by the doctor, however, the administration of methylphenidate has a very decisive positive influence on the main symptoms of the disease. The active ingredient reduces inattention and distractibility as well as impulsivity and hyperactivity.

A second indication of methylphenidate is narcolepsy in adults. This is a disturbance of the sleep-wake rhythm, which is expressed by excessive daytime sleepiness with sudden onset of sleep. The sleep attacks of narcolepsy, sometimes triggered by extreme stress, have nothing to do with lethargy and therefore can not be resolved with a lot of sleep. In addition to the main symptom of the disease other malfunctions such as excitation caused by occurring short-term loss of muscle tension (cataplexy), daydreams (hypnagogic hallucinations), sleep paralysis and disorders of nighttime sleep.

Also, the causes of narcolepsy are not well known. However, it is believed that disruption of the part of the brain responsible for sleep / wake control is responsible for the onset of the disease. Narcolepsy is still not curable. The daytime fatigue can be mitigated by methylphenidate, while cataplexy and sleep paralysis with tricyclic antidepressants and also the disturbed nighttime sleep must be treated separately.

For the following application areas of Methylphenidate , in-depth information is available:

  • ADHD

Mode of action of methylphenidate

Methylphenidate belongs to the group of alpha sympathomimetics with stimulating effects on the brain.

The drug reduces distractibility in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How exactly this happens is not yet finally understood. There are no fewer than four different explanatory approaches. The neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, which provide for concentration and categorization of information in the brain, may play a role. Among other things, methylphenidate could prevent too fast uptake of the messenger substances and thus ensure that there is no lack of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. As a result, the brain could better perceive its control functions.

Observable effects of methylphenidate include decreased motor hyperactivity (“Zappelphilipp syndrome”) and decreasing impulsivity in children with ADHD. Due to the improved impulse control tasks can be completed better and the aggressiveness can be mitigated.

It has been proven that methylphenidate increases the activity of a part of the unconscious nervous system, the sympathetic nervous system. This increases the heart rate, the pumping power of the heart and the blood pressure as well as the circulation of the musculature improve. The stimulating effect of methylphenidate on the brain increases the ability to concentrate, the willingness to perform and the willingness to take decisions

Potential Ritalin side effects may include:

Ritalin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Carl A. McBride says:
    4.0 rating

    Ritalin for Depression; Adh syndrome

    Loss of appetite, weight loss, skin redness, increased acne, tiredness, heartburn, sweating, blood pressure increase of about 5 – 10 mmHG

    Side effects: Loss in weight; Sweat; Fatigue
  2. Todd P. Beasley says:
    5.0 rating

    Ritalin for Borderline

    I am 18 years old and have been taking Ritalin Adult 30mg for 4 days. The first 3 days one morning since the 4th day two in the morning. At first I had only a headache, but with the increased dose came now sleep disorders, arrhythmia, diarrhea, dehydration, loss of appetite, tremor, occasional Mukelzuckungen (I had previously and now, but is now much more common), panic attacks with severe anxiety and hallucinations (Sometimes animals on the skin run in different places when I’m watching is nothing and it stops apprupt.) In spite of that, I feel more active, but also lazy.It gives phases in which I want to jump up and then action needs that tiredness again and dizziness by having only slept for the last 4 hours during the last nights and must also be extremely careful to force myself to eat and drink, since I feel neither hungry nor thirsty I will try the therapy again, with the hope that If the side effects, if not, I think that I settle it again by agreement, since me ge just add insomnia and panic attacks.

  3. Lucille R. Mahr says:
    2.5 rating

    Ritalin for Adh syndrome

    I am 12 and I also take Ritalin for ADHD. I’m just tired and have strong mood swings. besides, I am very shivering and have racing heart. I can only advise against the drug, even if the parents benefit greatly.

  4. Tommy S. Ashby says:
    2.5 rating

    i have been taking ritalin for about 2 months now. may report the following: positive experience may have become a little quieter (speak relatively much else) less tired (or am just in comparison to other rel tired, if I take no ritalin)

    Side effects: Tremble; Diarrhea; Palpitations
  5. Clifton C. Clark says:
    2.0 rating

    Ritalin for Drive disorders; Depression

    dizziness after exceeding the intake time from 2 hours, feeling of a mash brain sensation in the head, that the brain only subsequently follows the movement, combined with increased feeling of dizziness sometimes orientation difficulties immediately afterwards, often associated with pain dizziness directly after ingestion (punctual as well as delayed ingestion) Dry mouth sticking to the lips of the teeth, strong urge to drink something constantly about every 1/2 hour weight gain about 20kg within 1 year then consistent, decrease only with advancing recovery of the depression

  6. Peter L. Baird says:
    4.0 rating

    Ritalin for Adh syndrome

    Side effects: occasional rapid heartbeat + slight dizziness, rarely headache, loss of appetite Effect: 40mg RitalinLA in the morning, effect begins after about 20min, after about 2-2,5std. lets the effect extremely, but can be compensated unrestrained by 10mg Ritalin, the effect then holds relatively evenly until the afternoon / evening, with decreasing effect another 10mg.

  7. Orville R. Pitman says:
    3.5 rating

    Ritalin for Drive disorders; Adh syndrome

    The methylphenidate I tolerate very well, but I am restless by the drug, I feel an inner restlessness, however, the pulse rate does not change proven. For ADHD, the diagnosis is not clear, but justified, it is primarily about the form with hypoactivity, fears, self-insecurity, impulsive drive, lack of sense of time, restlessness (gritting his teeth, Hibbeln, lack of stress tolerance, mood swings are through 4 psychotherapies Moclobemide has been given insufficient effect in recent years and continues to put a strain on working life and social interaction. “I got moclobemide because of impulses to drive, but I attribute this disorder to anxiety.” Moclobemid is not supposed to be prescribed for anxiety, but it delays it Degradation of methylphenidate (retarding effect) Side effects: Ritalin when taken no, at the end of the action great fatigue Moclobemid: restlessness Sleeping at the moment by the drug very well, but in the morning not properly in activity.

    Side effects: Unrest; Fatigue
  8. Donna C. Wade says:
    3.5 rating

    Ritalin for Adh syndrome

    cold hands be scared excited

    Side effects: Unrest
  9. Diego M. Johnson says:
    2.0 rating

    Loss of appetite, insomnia and constant nervousness as well as anxiety attacks

    Side effects: Anxiety states; Insomnia; Anorexia
  10. Michael R. Word says:
    3.0 rating

    Badly this drug, I happened to encounter this thread. I am now 25 years old and was prescribed to me between 10 and 11 years, 2 months after my mother left and never went back to the pediatrician. I had and have ADHD, and advise against any parents, I was on cures, etc. all through … I was in real anxiety at school, did not dare say anything, not even to my mother that I do not want to take it anymore, I’m very well reminiscent of this time … too bad that it has still not been banned.

  11. Jacob M. Bean says:
    3.5 rating

    So I did not have ADHD but ADS’s n bit a little bit had it in control of THC for a while but in the long term not because of identity issues with me (only for small amounts and depending on the person) I had Deppressionen and now that I have them again nehm I’m better I’m just synonymous of stand problems and no hunger within a week, 3 kilos Lost and feel the food is usually a feeling of nausea unless it is 100% on which I feel like.

    Side effects: Weight loss; Anorexia
  12. James D. Perez says:
    3.5 rating

    Ritalin for Narcolepsy; Depression

    1) Presumably to conclude: at 8 pcs / daily disintegration of the personality, anxiety disorder, sweats, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts, weight loss, confusion, slight ticks, addictive behavior. 2) pigmentation disorder 3) headache, mild nausea, mild weight loss.

    Side effects: Weight loss
  13. Sandra M. Wallace says:
    2.5 rating

    Ritalin for Adh syndrome

    Nausea on the first three days, mild bowel movements until diarrhea. Tendency to recovery.

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Nausea
  14. Tony J. Novotny says:
    4.0 rating

    Ritalin for Drive disorders; Depression

    delayed orgasm, short-term severe sweating, since discontinuation (cymbalta) 3 days ago severe dizziness on movements of the head, eyes

    Side effects: Sweat
  15. Samuel R. Oldham says:
    2.5 rating

    for about an hour, amphetamine-like exhilaration persisted, but slowly followed by sobriety. After 3 to 5 hours without further consumption, all 4 attempt mild depressive episodes accompanied by toothache. Even after 6 hours I could not fall asleep, besides, I lacked any appetite, even for drinking I had to force myself. Conclusion: Ritalin is only partially suitable for abuse. Euphoria sets itself only briefly, what follows are side effects. From feeling with cocaine comparable, but much weaker, but longer lasting. As amphetamine replacement it is really only partially suitable. If you do not need it, you should not take this medicine.