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Ritalin
Methylphenidate (Methylin, Ritalin) is a moderately priced drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic methylphenidate is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Ritalin is around $18.25, 81% off the average retail price of $96.43.
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Ritalin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This prescription requires that you follow special procedures with your doctor and pharmacy. You will need to have a new written prescription from your doctor or health care professional every time you need a refill.

This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Until you know how this drug affects you, do not drive, ride a bicycle, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dosage without talking to your doctor or health care professional.

For males, contact your doctor or health care professional right away if you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours or if it becomes painful. This may be a sign of a serious problem and must be treated right away to prevent permanent damage.

Decreased appetite is a common side effect when starting this medicine. Eating small, frequent meals or snacks can help. Talk to your doctor if you continue to have poor eating habits. Height and weight growth of a child taking this medicine will be monitored closely.

Do not take this medicine close to bedtime. It may prevent you from sleeping.

If you are going to need surgery, a MRI, CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine. You may need to stop taking this medicine before the procedure.

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you notice unexplained wounds on your fingers and toes while taking this medicine. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you experience numbness or pain, changes in the skin color, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes.

Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Fast heartbeat

Less common

Chest pain

fever

joint pain

skin rash or hives

Rare

Black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision or other changes in vision

crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

muscle cramps

pinpoint red spots on the skin

scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin

seizures

uncontrolled vocal outbursts or tics (uncontrolled and repeated body movements)

unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

Agitation

arm, back or jaw pain

bleeding gums

bloody nose

chest discomfort

chest tightness or heaviness

chills

confusion

cough

dark urine

diarrhea

difficulty with speaking

difficulty with swallowing

discouragement

dizziness

double vision

drowsiness

fainting

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

feeling like surroundings are not real

feeling sad or empty

feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior

feeling that others can hear your thoughts

feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there

headache

heavier menstrual periods

inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak

irritability

itching skin

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals

loss of interest or pleasure

mood swings

muscle pain, stiffness, or spasms

nausea

nervousness

numbness of the hands

overactive reflexes

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes

poor coordination

pounding in the ears

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

red, irritated eyes

red, swollen, or scaly skin

redness, soreness, or itching skin

restlessness

right upper quadrant tenderness

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

severe or sudden headache

shivering

slow speech

slowed growth in children

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

stuffy or runny nose

sudden loss of coordination

sudden slurring of speech

sweating

swollen glands

talking or acting with excitement you cannot control

tingling or pain in the fingers or toes when exposed to cold temperatures

trembling or shaking

tremor

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

troubled breathing with exertion

twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

unusual behavior

unusual tiredness or weakness

weight loss

yellow skin or eyes

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Agitation

anxiety

bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils of the eyes

confusion as to time, place, or person

dark urine

diarrhea

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

dry eyes, mouth, nose, or throat

false or unusual sense of well-being

fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

increased sensitivity of the eyes to light

loss of consciousness

muscle pain, stiffness, or twitching

nervousness

overactive reflexes

pounding in the ears

rapid, shallow breathing

sweating

tremors

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Loss of appetite

stomach pain

Less common

Anger

fear

irritability

scalp hair loss

vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.