I was told by my doctor that the 40 mg Ritalin LA (4 times a day) (total 160 mg/day), that I have been taking for over 5 years is too much. I was just given a script for 60 mg/1 daily and this is supposed to work?? I am in trouble because what I have been taking has been working. My dosage had been increased to the 160 mg. over a span of 25 years. I am not sure what I can do to keep the dosage that has been working and I am afraid of the consequences should I have to decrease it.
jekyllhyde; I can see where that name may of come from YOUR DOCTOR IS 100% CORRECT what he has given you is the maximum daily dose EVERY nothing over 60mg per day is recommended. your worry should be afraid of the consequences of the dose you were on.And you had better thank this doctor very much. even at this dose your heart rate is increased and blood pressure goes up. some one really messed up ever giving you that much and I am really supprised that any Pharmacist would even fill it or an Insurance company pay for it. HERE IS THE COPY AND PASTE ((((Initial Treatment
The recommended starting dose of Ritalin LA is 20 mg once daily. Dosage may be adjusted in weekly 10 mg increments to a maximum of 60 mg/day taken once daily in the morning, depending on tolerability and degree of efficacy observed. Daily dosage above 60 mg is not recommended. When in the judgement of the clinician a lower initial dose is appropriate, patients may begin treatment with Ritalin LA 10 mg.)))))
Even after 25 years a doctor would or should have changed this medication to one of the others and give it a try you don't go over the amount set. good luck do your best with this. Chuck1957
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