... must be some because ever since my doctor told me to move from the SR version to the LA I have experienced severe confusion. It took me 4 years to realize it was Ritalin LA that had been causing me those symptoms. It took me that long to find out because I had assumed that because Ritalin SR had worked for me, so would Ritalin LA. But I was wrong. I spent years changing time antidepressants, taking different mood stabilizers, anxiety pills and antipsycothic drugs trying to control what was acutally being caused by Ritalin LA. I know for sure now that it was the LA because I recently moved back to the SR one and all my confusion symptoms have completely disappeared. I am still curious though as to the existence of any difference between both drugs. Could anyone help me?
Is there an actual difference between Ritalin SR 10mg and Ritalin LA 10mg? I am pretty sure there?
- 16 Jan 2018 by davemichael
- 14 February 2018
- ritalin, ritalin la, ritalin-sr, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), methylphenidate, side effect, confusion, doctor, drug interaction, toxicity
Ritalin LA is in a special time release capsule. This capsule has a immediate release dose of Ritalin and a extended release dose. The immediate release acts first to make the medication act faster. The extended release happens some time after to produce longer effects. You did not mention if you were using a generic or brand name. The only difference you should of noticed is a faster reaction. Happy to hear you are feeling better. These drugs are very complicated to point out where the symptoms of an individual come from. Especially while taking other medications and switching between medications because they may overlap to cause side effects.
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