Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Ritalin is indicated for
- Hyperactivity disorders
Precautions and warnings
Pregnancy and lactation, History of alcohol or drug abuse, Hypertension and other CV disorders that might be exacerbated by increases in BP or heart range, Pre-present psychosis or bipolar disorder; supervise for symptoms of aggression or hostility, History of seizure disorder, Children.
- cerebral arteritis
- cerebral occlusion
- changes in BP
- necrotising vasculitis
- pulse changes
- tachycardia; depression
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
- Tourette's syndrome
- toxic psychosis; erythema multiforme
- exfoliative dermatitis
- hair loss
- urticaria; growth retardation; abdominal pain
- weight loss; anaemia
- thrombocytopenic purpura
- thrombocytopenia; abnormal LFTs
- hepatic coma
- increased transaminases; arthralgia
- dyskinesia; blurred vision
- visual accommodation disturbance; cough
- upper respiratory tract infection; accidental injury
- hypersensitivity. Transdermal: Insomnia
- decreased appetite; nausea; tic
- emotional instability; vomiting
- anorexia; nasal congestion
- nasopharyngitis; weight loss.
May reduce effects of antihypertensive agents, Reduced serum even with carbamazepine, Increased serum levels or effects with CYP2D6 inhibitors for example, chlorpromazine, delavirdine, fluoxetine, miconazole, paroxetine, periled, quinidine, quinine, ritonavir, ropinirole, May increase serum levels of phenytoin, TCAs, Possible severe hypertension and tachycardia with sibutramine, CNS depression with alcohol, Potentially Fatal: Severe toxic reactions with clonidine, Increased risk of hypertensive crisis with MAOIs.
Marked anxiety, tension, agitation; glaucoma; Tourette's syndrome or tics, Known severe knowledge cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious heart rhythm abnormalities, or other serious cardiac disorders that could increase the risk of fast death, Extended-free make: Severe hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, past MI or angina.
Mode of actions
Methylphenidate is a central stimulant and indirect-acting sympathomimetic.
Dosage & Administration
Adult: PO Narcolepsy 20-30 mg/day in divided doses. Effective range: 10-60 mg/day.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Although animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, but during pregnancy, this medicine can be used just when definitely required despite potential risks.
Mothers with a newborn baby who have used this drug during the last 3 months of pregnancy may seldom create symptoms including drowsiness, muscle stiffness or shakiness, feeding or breathing troubles, constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms of your baby's particularly during their first month, tell the doctor immediately.
This medicine passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding.
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