Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders are commonly treated with drugs. Most commonly prescription drugs are used to treat these disorders. Methylphenidate is used as a psycho-stimulant drug that has been shown to help with ADHD and other hyperactivity disorders. You can now buy ritalin (methylphenidate) online for a lot less than what it costs at your local drug store. You may also not need a prescription for certain dosages.
The other uses for this drug can include ADDS, central nervous system depression and other nervous system depression disorders. The structure of this medication is much like the amphetamine type of drugs except it does not affect the nervous system as rigorously. It also does not increase arterial pressure but it can affect the peripheral adrenergic system.
Contrary to what you might think this drug has been around since the 1940s when it was originally synthesized. During the investigation of this drug is was found to help with hyperactivity in children. It was not until 1963 that it was approved for use in the medical community for treating mental disorders.
Methylphenidate stimulates the nervous system which has been known to cause the person to feel more awake or in some cases fatigued and it also is touted to improve concentration, cerebration and attentiveness. It is the concentration and attentiveness that makes it such a good match for children with attention deficit disorders.
Some of the side effects that can be expected from taking this drug may include loss of appetite, low grade fever, sleeplessness, tachycardia, weight loss, irritability, hallucinations, mydriasis, nausea and hyperexcitability. These side effects most commonly occur during the adaptation period and stop once the body adapts to it. This medication has been known to be addictive when taken for a long time and must be reduced slowly and not stopped quickly.
Even though this drug has been used for several years for ADHD it needs to be taken under the supervision of a doctor and only stopped with a doctor’s recommendation. The ritalin pills are taken orally or they can be crushed for those who cannot swallow pills. Always check with your doctor before taking any medication.
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