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Ritalin Ritalin medication is administered to individuals with Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Attention-deficit disorder (ADD). Ritalin is also prescribed for conditions such as narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. But just like any drug, Ritalin side effects exist, Ritalin addiction is also a possibility owing to its being the closest pharmaceutical equivalent to cocaine.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:09 PM
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Ritalin is used to fight ADHD, how is it abused?
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Ritalin is not only prescribed for ADHD, but it's also for nacrolepsy and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
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Ritalin is not only prescribed for ADHD, but it's also for nacrolepsy and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
That's just the approved uses. Ritalin is also used in depression, neural insult, obesity and lethargy
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Ritalin is used to fight ADHD, how is it abused?
Well, it is a very potent stimulant that affects the central nervous system, and is amphetamine based. It has been proven that people get dependent on ritalin, and has been used for the treatment of cocaine addiction.
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Seems like a wonder drug to me!
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Not really. For one, too little research exists about the effects of Ritalin. However, side effects are known. The most common are pupil dilation, skin irritations, hypersentivity, anorexia, palpitations, headaches, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, changes in blood pressure and pulse, angina, irregular heart rhythms, abdominal pain and weight loss.
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Ritalin has also been known to cause toxic psychosis, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and Tourette's syndrome.
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Even with ADHD patients, you must be aware that Ritalin has not been studied for use with children under six. It has also been known to cause severe hallucinations
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Ritalin has also been known to cause toxic psychosis, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and Tourette's syndrome.
What's Tourette's syndrome?
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Overall, however, Ritalin use in ADHD cases is considered safe. There is a debate however on how it affects the development of the patient's brain especially in children.
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