My tooth has broken off and i was wondering if this was due to my taking Ritalin. Also what is the difference between Ritalin and Methamphetamins
Harm to teeth could be due to some other cause, for Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) it has not been reported, please for accurate info speak to the doc who precribed the med.
Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
Ritalin is licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short. In addition to hyperactivity (having trouble sitting still), people with ADHD also have problems paying attention, focusing, and controlling their behavior. While most people think of ADHD as a problem in children, it can also occur in adults. However, Ritalin is not approved to treat ADHD in adults.
The medication is also licensed for the treatment of narcolepsy. This is a condition that involves falling asleep uncontrollably and at unusual times. People who have narcolepsy often appear paralyzed when they are asleep and have hallucinations when falling asleep. These people also often fall asleep several times during the day.
Methamphetamine, also known as metamfetamine, dextromethamphetamine, methylamphetamine, N-methylamphetamine, desoxyephedrine, and colloquially as meth, is a psychoactive stimulant (psychostimulant or psychoanaleptic) drug. It increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido. Methamphetamine has high potential for abuse and addiction by activating the psychological reward system via increasing levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. Methamphetamine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and exogenous obesity, under the trademark name Desoxyn.
Hope the info helps? Be well & safe!
- Ritalin Information for Consumers
- Ritalin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ritalin (detailed)
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