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04 Apr 2003

ADD research, Ritalin use
Does Ritalin use have any unfortunate side effect when used in treatment of ADD in teenagers?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear georgie,
Yes, Any drug that can be effective for any purpose, has side-effects. As individuals we vary consideably in whether we experience these, and to what extent. Tralin ( chemical name methylphenidate ) is a stimulant drug, which in youngsters with ADD, can paradoxically be calming. But it can cause nervousness, some insomnia, decreased appetite, dizziness, and a range of other possible effects. It is the absolute duty of any doctor ever prescribing such a drug, to explain these potential side-effects to you in detail. Also, when you fill the presription at the pharmacy, they should give you the "package insert" which is provided within the packages / bottles coming from the company that makes it, listing in detail all possible side-effects.
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