Overdose

The potential for overdose among Ritalin abusers.

How Much Ritalin Will Cause an Overdose?

How Much Ritalin Will Cause an Overdose?

The body can safely and sufficiently process only a certain amount of Ritalin. An overdose occurs when a Ritalin user has either intentionally or unintentionally ingested more than the amount that the body can process. Because overdosing on Ritalin would require taking a much larger dose than the therapeutic dose, a Ritalin overdose is, more often than not, intentional. Overdosing on Ritalin is...

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How Common Is Ritalin Overdose?

How Common Is Ritalin Overdose?

Ritalin is prescribed frequently for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There is great controversy surrounding this practice for a variety of reasons. The exact nature of the disorder is not understood, and many psychiatrists contend that it is not a disorder at all but that it is simply unrealistic to expect children to sit still all day in school. There is no clear...

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Preventing Ritalin Overdose

Preventing Ritalin Overdose

Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate which is the most commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children who demonstrate what is perceived to be abnormally high levels of activity without being diagnosed as having ADHD are also prescribed this medication. Ritalin is also prescribed for treating narcolepsy. Ritalin has been...

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