Drugs & Alcohol

The dangers of combining Ritalin with alcohol and other drugs.

The Dangerous Mix of Party Drugs and Ritalin

The Dangerous Mix of Party Drugs and Ritalin

Whenever starting a new prescription, it is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about drug interactions. Patients often take great caution to avoid dangerous drug mixtures, but recreational drug users do not often consider how dangerous mixing drugs can be. Following the specifications of each prescription is important because some drug combinations can be potentially fatal. And even...

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How Alcohol Interacts with Ritalin

How Alcohol Interacts with Ritalin

All prescription medications have unpleasant side effects that accompany their benefits. Many of them interact badly with other drugs, increasing the risk or the intensity of negative side effects. Ritalin is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, which means it acts directly on the brain to produce a sense of alertness and mental acuity. Many people believe that prescription drugs are safe to...

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How Often Is Counterfeit Ritalin Sold?

How Often Is Counterfeit Ritalin Sold?

Ritalin is a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  According to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it is abused as both a performance-enhancing drug and as a recreational drug.  The fact that it is so widely abused causes an unfortunate issue regarding supply and demand. If a drug, like any other substance, is in high demand, then it...

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Dangers of Combining Ritalin and Tranquilizers

Dangers of Combining Ritalin and Tranquilizers

Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant, which means it affects the nerves in such a way as to speed up mental and physical processes. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy. For those who do not have a prescription and a legitimate medical reason to take Ritalin, it is known to be addictive and dangerous. The risks of...

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Dangers of Combining Marijuana and Ritalin

Dangers of Combining Marijuana and Ritalin

Marijuana is one of the most commonly abuse drugs. Although some states have legalized marijuana use for medical reasons, unregulated use can lead to psychological addiction. On the other hand, because so many teens and young adults take Ritalin to control ADD symptoms, many use the two drugs in combination. Using these drugs at the same time can lead to dangerous side effects. Both drugs work in...

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Ritalin Abuse and Drug Interactions

Ritalin Abuse and Drug Interactions

The prescription stimulant Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause serious negative interactions when taken with other drugs. These reactions can occur even at therapeutic doses, and the higher doses associated with Ritalin abuse increase both the likelihood of adverse interactions as well as their potential severity. Drugs with Major Interactions with Ritalin Drugs that are known to have serious...

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Dangers of Mixing Ritalin with Alcohol and Other Drugs

Dangers of Mixing Ritalin with Alcohol and Other Drugs

Ritalin, the brand name of the drug Methylphenidate, is a stimulant drug often prescribed to those diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. It works by increasing the activity of dopamine and noradrenaline in areas of the brain that play a part in controlling attention and behavior, areas that seem to be under-active in children with ADHD. While Ritalin can be helpful for those who truly need it, it can have...

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