Trade name: Ritalin®
Generic names: Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.
Indication and Usage: FDA approved this central nervous system (CNS) stimulant for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and Narcolepsy.
Ingredients: methylphenidate HCl, USP, cetostearyl alcohol, lactose, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, povidone, titanium dioxide, and zein.
Manufacturer-listed adverse reactions | Ritalin can cause: Abuse and dependence, Psychotic or manic symptoms in patients with no prior history or exacerbation of symptoms in patients with preexisting psychiatric illness, Long-term suppression of growth, Tachycardia, Palpitations, Headache, Insomnia, Anxiety, Abdominal pain, Weight loss, Decreased appetite, Thrombocytopenic purpura, Arthralgia, Muscle cramps, Rhabdomyolysis, Sudden death, Stroke, Myocardial infarction, Painful and prolonged penile erections/priapism sometimes requiring surgical intervention, Peripheral vasculopathy including Raynaud’s phenomenon, Dry mouth, Nausea, Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating), Angioedema (swelling), Anaphylactic reactions, Hallucinations, Delusional thinking, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasal passages and throat), Restlessness, Agitation, Psychosis (sometimes with visual and tactile hallucinations), Depressed mood, Blurred vision, Difficulties in visual accommodation, Increased blood pressure, Arrhythmias (abnormal hearbeat), Angina pectoris (chest pain), Cough, Vomiting, Dyspepsia (indigestion), Pruritus (itchy skin), Urticaria (hives), Exfoliative dermatitis, Leukopenia, Thrombocytopenia, Anemia, Suppression of growth during prolonged use in pediatric patients, Tremor, Dyskinesia including choreoatheetoid movements, Drowsiness, Convulsions, Cerebrovascular disorders (including vasculitis, cerebral hemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents), Serotonin syndrome in combination with serotonergic drugs, Abnormal liver function ranging from transaminase elevation to severe hepatic injury, Scalp hair loss, Erythema multiforme rash, Pancytopenia (significant reduction in the number of almost all blood cells), Auricular swelling, Bullous conditions, Eruptions, Exanthemas (reactive rash), Libido changes, Affect lability, Disorientation, Migraine, Diplopia (double vision), Mydriasis (dilated pupils), Pharyngolaryngeal pain, Dyspnea (shortness of breath), Raynaud’s phenomenon (fingers and toes feel numb or cold), Sudden cardiac death, Myocardial infarction, Bradycardia (slow resting heart rate), Extrasystole (premature ventricular contractions), Peripheral coldness, Diarrhea, Constipation, Muscle twitching, Myalgia (muscle pain), Erythema, Hematuria (blood in the urine), Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts, Fatigue, Hyperpyrexia (high fever)
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Adderall can cause: Palpitations, Tachycardia (increased heart rate), Elevation of blood pressure, Sudden death, Myocardial infarction (heart attack), There have been isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated with chronic amphetamine use, Psychotic episodes at recommended doses, Overstimulation, Restlessness, Irritability, Euphoria, Dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movements), Dysphoria (profound state of unease or dissatisfaction), Depression, Tremor, Tics, Aggression, Anger, Logorrhea (communication disorder that causes excessive wordiness and repetitiveness), Dermatillomania (skin picking), Vision blurred, Mydriasis (dilation of the pupil), Dryness of the mouth, Unpleasant taste, Diarrhea, Constipation, Intestinal ischemia (injury to the large or small intestine occurs due to not enough blood supply), Other gastrointestinal disturbances, Anorexia and weight loss may occur as undesirable effects, Urticaria (hives), Rash/hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema and anaphylaxis, Serious skin rashes including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported, Impotence (failure of sexual power in the male), Changes in libido, Frequent or prolonged erections, Alopecia (baldness), Rhabdomyolysis (damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly. Symptoms may include muscle pains, weakness, vomiting, and confusion), slowing of growth (height and weight) in children, Nervousness, Decreased appetite
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