Methylphenidate Hydrochloride isused for the treatment of:
This is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Those with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable to control their impulses. They may also have trouble paying attention.
- An asleep disorder called Narcolepsy
This is a neurological disorderthat affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with this conditionexperience excessive daytime sleepiness and uncontrollable episodes of fallingasleep during the daytime.
This medication can help increaseyour ability to pay attention, control behavior problems, and stay focused on anactivity. This will also help you organize your tasks and improve listeningskills.
How does Methylphenidate Hydrochloride work?
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride inhibits the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine. It also inhibits increased dopaminergic and noradrenergic activity in the prefrontal cortex may explain its efficacy in ADHD. These chemicals send signals to other parts of your body. In which it will help to improve your symptoms.
Why use Methylphenidate Hydrochloride?
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride belongs to the class of medications called stimulants. Specifically, this is a mild central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. This is available as tablets of 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg for oral use. This product has the brand name of Ritalin with an active ingredient of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this prescription.
How to use Methylphenidate Hydrochloride?
This medication is to be taken bymouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken 2 to 3 times daily. Thisis best taken 30-45 minutes before a meal. Remember to take it at the same timeevery day.
The dosage is based on yourcondition and response to the treatment. Your doctor may direct you to slowlyincrease or decrease your dose. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicationwithout consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride?
- Sleep problems
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Vision problems
- Skin rash
- Cold feeling in your hands or feet
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this medication, tell your doctor ifyou have a medical history or current medications/treatments.
- Do not double the prescribed dosage.
- Inform your doctor if you have any allergies. Thisdrug may contain an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Avoid driving or using any machinery that requiresalertness. This drug may make you dizzy.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women,consult your doctor first.