Product InformationRitalin LA (Methylphenidate) is a prescription medicine used to treat ADHD. When patients use Ritalin LA (Methylphenidate) they discover that they have increased attention, decreased impulsiveness, and decreased hyperactivitys. However, Ritalin LA (Methylphenidate) is also a mild stimulant. The chemical methylphenidate can work by affecting the levels of chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the nervous system.
The Ritalin LA capsules must be swallowed whole. It is important never to crush or chew the capsule as it will destroy the long acting action of the capsule/medication and may cause unexpected side effects.
If you are unable to swallow the capsule whole, ask your doctor or pharmacist how to take Ritalin LA capsules.
You must take the Ritalin LA capsules as prescribed by your physician. Do not stop taking this medicatioh without consulting your physician first.
The most commonly experienced side effects by people using Ritalin LA can include headaches, stomach pain, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, irritability, nervousness, blurred vision, dry mouth, and constipation. However, many people who use Ritalin don't experience any side effects or they find that the side effects go away after prolonged use.