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Ritalin 10 mg

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Ritalin 10 mg

Brand name: Ritalin 10 mg Tablets by Novartis

Treatment: ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Narcolepsy, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

Quantity per pack: 30 x 10 mg tablets

Price per pill: £2.65

Active Ingredient: Methylphenidate hydrochloride

Please Note: This product is not stocked in the UK. Please allow 10 to 14 days for delivery of this product 

Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant. It works by affecting chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. This drug is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. This medicine helps to improve your brain activity. It can help improve ones level of attention, it can help you to concentrate better, and it also helps to make you less impulsive.

Ritalin 10 mg Tablets are a high quality pharmaceutical product that has been designed and manufactured by pharma giant Novartis. This medicine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Before taking Ritalin 10 mg

Before you begin taking this medicine, talk to a doctor or your GP if:

  • You have any heart, circulation, or mental health problems – because if so you may not be able to take this medicine.
  • You are taking any other medicines – this is because methylphenidate hydrochloride can affect how other medicines work.

While taking this medicine

When you begin taking Ritalin 10 mg, make sure to see a doctor or your GP regularly. This is to enable your doctor to check how the medicine is working for you. Do not stop taking this medicine without first consulting your doctor. Your GP or doctor may stop your medication to see if it is still needed, if you take it for more than a year. The most common side effects are feeling nervous, not being able to sleep or having a headache.

Consult your doctor straight away if:

  • Your mood and how you feel changes
  • You feel any problems with your heart

If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. If any of the side effects worry you, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Important information

You should not use Ritalin 10 mg if you have glaucoma, tics or Tourette’s syndrome, or severe anxiety, tension, or agitation. Methylphenidate can be habit-forming, and this medicine is known to be a drug of abuse. Tell your doctor if you have ever had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.

Stimulants have caused stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in certain people. Especially those who suffer with high blood pressure, heart disease, or a heart defect.

Do not use Ritalin if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Methylphenidate can cause new or worsening psychosis (unusual thoughts or behaviour), especially in those who have a history of depression, mental illness, or bipolar disorder.

You may have blood circulation problems that can cause numbness, pain, or discoloration in your fingers or toes. Consult your doctor or GP right away if you have any signs of heart problems, such as:

  • chest pain
  • feeling light-headed
  • short of breath

Or if you show any signs of psychosis, symptoms such as:

  • paranoia
  • aggression
  • new behaviour problems
  • seeing or hearing things that are not real

Or signs of circulation problems:

  • unexplained wounds on your fingers or toes
  • numbness in finger tips or your toes

To make sure Ritalin 10 mg tablets are safe for you, tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has ever had:

  • depression, mental illness, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or suicidal thoughts or actions;
  • motor tics (muscle twitches) or Tourette’s syndrome;
  • blood circulation problems in the hands or feet;
  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • problems with the esophagus, stomach, or intestines;
  • an abnormal brain wave test (EEG); or
  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

It is not yet known whether Ritalin 10 mg will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether methylphenidate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor or GP if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Ritalin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.

Directions for use

Take Ritalin 10 mg tablets exactly as recommended by your doctor. Follow all directions given by your doctor or GP. Your doctor may occasionally change your dosage. Do not take Ritalin in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

This drug can be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or any kind of addiction. Keep this medication in a safe place where others cannot get to it.

To prevent this medicine from affecting your sleep patterns, take it in the morning.

Ritalin 10 mg tablets should be taken at least 30 to 45 minutes before a meal. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole, as breaking the tablet may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. To make swallowing easier, you may open the Ritalin LA capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.

While using Ritalin, your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Ritalin. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Keep track of your medicine. Methylphenidate is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

Ritalin dosing information

Usual Adult Dose of Ritalin for Attention Deficit Disorder:

Immediate release Ritalin tablets:
Initial Dose: 10 mg orally 2 or 3 times daily, preferably 30 to 45 minutes before breakfast and lunch, and a third dose between 2 and 4 PM, if necessary. For patients who have trouble sleeping at night while receiving methylphenidate, the last dose should be taken before 6 PM.
Maintenance dose: Doses may be increased weekly in increments of 5 to 10 mg up to a maximum of 60 mg per day. In some patients, 10 to 15 mg daily may suffice. For patients who have trouble sleeping at night while receiving methylphenidate, the last dose should be taken before 6 PM.

Sustained release Ritalin SR tablets:
Initial Dose: Methylphenidate is also available as a 10 mg and 20 mg sustained release tablets with a duration of action of approximately 8 hours. If dose of the sustained release tablet corresponds with the titrated dose of methylphenidate regular tablets (taken not more frequently than every 8 hours), then the sustained release tablets may be used instead of the regular tablets.
Maintenance Dose: The dose may be increased in weekly increments of 10 mg, up to a maximum of 60 mg per day, with the first dose taken before breakfast. Tablets should not be crushed or chewed.

Extended release Ritalin LA capsules;
Initial Dose: 20 mg orally once a day in the morning before breakfast.
For patients already receiving methylphenidate:
If switching from immediate release tablets 10 mg twice a day or sustained release tablets 20 mg per day: 20 mg once daily.
If its 15 mg twice a day: 30 mg once daily.
Or 20 mg twice a day or sustained release tablets 40 mg/day: 40 mg once daily.
And If switching from immediate release tablets 30 mg twice a day or sustained release tablets 60 mg/day: 60 mg once daily.

Maintenance Dose: Doses may be increased weekly in increments of 10 mg up to a maximum of 60 mg once daily in the morning. For patients unable to swallow the capsule, the contents may be sprinkled on applesauce and administered.

Usual Adult Dose of Ritalin for Narcolepsy:

Immediate release Ritalin tablets:
Initial Dose: 10 mg orally 2 or 3 times daily, preferably 30 to 45 minutes before meals.
Maintenance dose: Doses may be increased weekly in increments of 5 to 10 mg up to a maximum of 60 mg per day. In some patients, 10 to 15 mg daily may suffice. For patients who have trouble sleeping at night while receiving methylphenidate, the last dose should be taken before 6 PM.

Sustained release Ritalin SR tablets:
Initial Dose: Methylphenidate is also available as a 10 mg and 20 mg sustained release tablets with a duration of action of approximately 8 hours. If dose of the sustained release tablet corresponds with the titrated dose of methylphenidate regular tablets (taken not more frequently than every 8 hours), then the sustained release tablets may be used instead of the regular tablets.
Maintenance Dose: The dose may be increased in weekly increments of 10 mg, up to a maximum of 60 mg per day, with the first dose to be taken before breakfast. Tablets should not be crushed or chewed.

Usual Paediatric Dose for Attention Deficit Disorder:

6 years or older:
Immediate release Ritalin tablets:
Initial Dose: 2.5 to 5 mg orally twice daily, taken 30 to 45 minutes before breakfast and lunch.
Maintenance dose: Doses may be increased weekly in increments of 5 to 10 mg up to a maximum of 60 mg/day in 2 or 3 divided doses. For patients who have trouble sleeping at night while receiving methylphenidate, the last dose should be taken before 6 PM.

Sustained release Ritalin SR tablets:
Initial Dose: Methylphenidate is also available as 10 mg and 20 mg sustained release tablets with a duration of action of approximately 8 hours. If dose of the sustained release tablet corresponds with the titrated dose of methylphenidate regular tablets (taken not more frequently than every 8 hours), then the sustained release tablets may be used instead of the regular tablets.
Maintenance Dose: The dose may be increased in weekly increments of 10 mg, up to a maximum of 60 mg/day, with the first dose taken before breakfast. Tablets should not be crushed or chewed.

Brand name

Ritalin 10 mg Tablets by Novartis

Treatment

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Narcolepsy, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

Quantity per pack

30 x 10 mg tablets

Price per pill

£2.65

Active Ingredient

Methylphenidate hydrochloride

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