Hi, I would like to know dose Ritalin lead to addiction in my case? My doctor prescribed me?
- 23 Jan 2012 by vita16666
- 26 January 2013
- ritalin, depression, sertraline, trazodone, addiction, doctor, medicine, antidepressant
... Ritalin since 3 years ago as supplementary medicine to treat depression. I was on different antidepressant medicines such as tricyclic, MAOI, Trazodone and SSRIs. Now I am on Sertraline+Ritalin+Lorazepam. Ritalin was and is helpful to me and increases my mood and potential to work and think very well. I am 46 years old. Many years ago phenothiazines like Trifluoperazine worked same as Ritalin to me but since some years ago I am allergen to phenothiazines because Extrapyramidal Reaction of phenothiazines happens so it does not work anymore.
Hello vita166666. In regards to Ritalin, the adult maxiumn is usually 60mg per day. Depending on the dose but you mentioned being on the drug for 3 years, I'd say, of course, its possible to be addicted to the drug. But again, I dislike the word addiction. If a drug is helping a person, the person is taking it as prescribed, what is right or wrong? Addiction is not necessarily a negative. It can often be a positive. Good health and wishes to you,pledge
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