Ritalin, known generically as methylphenidate, is an oral prescription that stimulates the central nervous system and acts on chemicals in the brain and nerves to help control hyperactivity and impulse control. It is used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. Ritalin may be prescribed for additional purposes not listed here as deemed appropriate by a physician.
Ritalin Side Effects
Ritalin side effects vary between patients, and may lessen over time as your body becomes accustomed to the medication. It is possible that not all side effects have been reported. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Ritalin or its side effects, contact your prescribing doctor. Ritalin side effects may include:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Joint pain
- Skin rash or hives
The cost of medications can add up quickly, so to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, try using a Ritalin coupon or Ritalin discount card. The discount card is available free of charge and is accepted at thousands of pharmacies nationwide, so call your local pharmacy today to find out if they participate in a prescription discount card program. Many patients can save up to 75 percent off their medications by using a Ritalin discount card.