Ritalin is an ADHD drug that is prescribed to people who are believed to have an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or narcolepsy. It has been known to cause heart problems, stroke, mania/psychosis, death, heat attack, agitation, drug addiction, hallucinations, depression, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, violence, hostility, anxiety, disturbed sleep, convulsions, abnormal behavior, blood pressure changes, stunted growth and restricted blood flow.
Below are some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.
There have been 7,473 reports of adverse reactions to the US FDA in connection with taking Ritalin.
Here are the top 10 adverse reactions that have been reported.
- Drug being ineffective
- Abnormal behavior
- Decreased appetite
- Suicidal ideation
- Disturbance in attention
Some documented side effects of taking Ritalin:
- Blood pressure changes
- Changes in vision/blurred vision
- Involuntary tics/twitching
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of appetite
- Mood changes
- Muscle tightness
Side effects can persist for months or even years after getting off Ritalin.
Below is a list of other common ADHD drugs and some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.
Click on one of the drugs listed below to find out more about the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented.
- Adderall (1,152 reports of adverse reactions)
- Concerta (7,473 reports of adverse reactions)
- Metadate (7,473 reports of adverse reactions)
- Provigil (1,357 reports of adverse reactions)
- Vyvanse (2,991 reports of adverse reactions)
If you or a loved one need help with getting off Ritalin, please contact a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab counselor today at 855-734-2223.