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Ritalin â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects of Ritalin

®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· nervousness
· difficulty falling alseep or staying asleep
· dizziness
· drowsiness
· upset stomach
· vomiting
· headache
· loss of appetite

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· seizures or convulsions
· blurred vision
· agitation
· skin rash
· heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat
· fever
· sore throat
· unusual bleeding or bruising

*Ritalin® is marketed by various manufacturers to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The active ingredient in Ritalin® is methylphenidate.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD