What form(s) does Ritalin 20mg come in?
10 mg and 20 mg
Each pale blue, round, flat, bevelled edge, scored tablet, debossed with «A» and «B» on each side with break bar on one side and «CIBA» on the other,
If symptoms worsen or if side effects occur, contact your doctor for instructions. Boys often do not need to continue taking the medicine after puberty.
Take methylphenidate with or shortly after a meal or snack.
If you are taking the sustained-release (SR) tablets, swallow the medication without chewing or chewing. You must not overwrite or split it.
There are a number of factors that can be used to determine the dose a person needs: weight, health, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a different dose than those listed here, do not change the way you take the medicine without talking to him first.
It is important to use Ritalin 20 mg exactly as directed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and take the medicine as soon as possible. Avoid taking this drug late in the day as it can make it harder to sleep. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you experience these side effects and if they are severe or bothersome.
What is Ritalin 20mg used for?
Ritalin 20 mg should not be used in the following circumstances:
An allergy to methylphenidate or any of the ingredients in the medicine methylphenidate or any ingredient in the medicine;
Hardening of the wall of advanced arteries;
A state of anxiety, tension, or agitation;
Glaucoma (raised pressure in the eye);
overactive thyroid gland;
A pheochromocytoma (a condition that causes excessive production of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine).
The presence of motor tics, Gilles de La Tourette syndrome, or a family history of Gilles de La Tourette syndrome;
moderate to severe elevated blood pressure;
Taking a monoamine oxidase or MAO inhibitor (eg, phenelzine, tranylcypromine) for the past 14 days.
Your pharmacist can advise you what to do if side effects occur:
Agitation, nervousness, or anxiety;
rash or itching (mild);
A state of nervousness;
Loss of appetite;