Ritalin LA


Published: February 15

My dr. prescribed this for a deep fatigue due to pain and depression and it has done a very good job reducing the fatigue. I have had some shakes from it, but not too bad

Comment from: 35-44on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: October 21

Comment from: smokinjj65-71on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: August 25

I take Ritalin LA for Narcolepsy. Other medications were tried; Provigil put me to sleep for 14 hours. I took Provigil twice - the Docs had trouble understanding. Ritalin LA works for me. I take 60 mg each morning & live a normal life; without it, nothing is normal

Comment from: Cherry Ann55-64on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: October 20

Only been on it for a month. It seems to be okay; although I start going down hill around 3:00PM. Was on Provigil, 300 mg, for years and it too stopped providing help with my fatigue & tasking (Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis). What is the maximum dosage for MS patient on Ritalin LA. Oh, by the way... it works great for my tasking problem.

Comment from: sunshine 0135-44 Published: October 06

I have a sleep disorder not helped by Provigil, but 15 mg of Ritalin in the am then again around 4pm worked well. Dr. switched me and after 2 days of the new capsule, it is easier, but not nearly as effective. It seems to wear off early in the day (like 5pm) and leaves me exhausted during a usually productive time of my day -when my child goes to bed. Unless this is going to kick in better in a few days, I want to go back to the regular pills. This capsule also takes an hour to kick in, and the pills only 30 to 40 minutes.

Comment from: 45-54 Published: April 30

Experience depression crash in the morning.

Comment from: Krispy35-44on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: September 12

Able to concentrate and finish things i started

Comment from: 35-44on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: November 14

Comment from: sassysas35-44on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: September 23

i have been experiencing chest pains that onset approx. within 15-20 minutes after taking ritalin LA

Comment from: ?55-64on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: September 17

not taking ritalin too costly looking for a lower cost medication that works the same or simular


Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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