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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ritalin oral.

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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/3/2008 11:07:42 PM

Reviewer: pastor_vance, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
All Ritalin has done is mess up my life. I feel like a zombie, I have lost weight, and i get drowsy all the time and almost in a daze. they over prescribe Ritalin. I am 20 years old and I was recently diagnosed, and I hate Ritalin cause honestly all its done is screw up my life.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/23/2008 10:22:34 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Taking 10mg tab @ rate 6/day of immediate release. I'm a 200lb male. Not quite enough mg's to get through day but better than the "2 pot a day" coffee habit that I had before. I did not seek treatment until 30 years of age and so I did not take Ritalin until then. At 30yrs of age I finally had a neuropsyc exam to see if there were any learning disabilities. Diag'ed with AD ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/23/2008 1:27:17 PM

Reviewer: NaturalRemedyMan4Ever, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. My information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor. This drug seriously and I mean seriously damaged me. It enlarged my heart, gave me a heart attack, made my palms very sweaty, my body jittery and depressed most of the time and actually made my concentration many times worse. I became unable to fe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/9/2008 6:59:23 PM

Reviewer: aj, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My son took this drug for about 5 years, it really worked, he was able to control himself in school and with the other kids.Able to sit in class and do his work. I had heard that this drug stunts your growth but I really don't know. My son is only 5'9 I think he should be taller when I compare him with his family back ground.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/1/2008 4:41:49 AM

Reviewer: mintman16, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on Ritalin since the third grade.

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