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Can Ritalin cause serotonin syndrome?

Can Ritalin cause serotonin syndrome?

Taking these drugs with methylphenidate may increase your risk of serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal. If you take any of these drugs, your doctor will start you on a lowered dosage of methylphenidate and monitor you for signs of serotonin syndrome.

Who should not take Ritalin?

RITALIN should not be taken if you or your child: Tics are hard to control repeated movements or sounds. are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI. are allergic to anything in RITALIN.

What happens if you take Ritalin 10 with MAOI?

Taking Ritalin 10 together with MAOI medicines may cause a serious reaction with a sudden increase in body temperature, extremely high blood pressure and severe convulsions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if you/your child have been taking one of these medicines.

What’s the best way to titrate Ritalin LA?

If switching from other methylphenidate products, discontinue that treatment, and titrate with Ritalin LA using the titration schedule.

Can you take Ritalin 10 tablets with or without food?

You can take Ritalin 10 tablets with or without food. Take the tablet (s) with a full glass of water. If they upset you or your child’s stomach, you or your child can take them with food, but always take them in the same way (e.g. always with food or always without food). That way the effect will always be the same.

What’s the maximum dose of Ritalin you can take in a day?

Your doctor will decide on the most suitable dosage according to the individual patient’s medical need and response. For children and adolescents, the maximum daily dose of Ritalin tablet(s) is 60 mg. For adults, the maximum daily dose of Ritalin tablet(s) is 60 mg for narcolepsy and 80 mg for ADHD. Do not exceed the recommended dose.