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Ridalin is a common misspelling of Ritalin (methylphenidate).

What is Ritalin (Ridalin)?

Ritalin (Ridalin) is a mild stimulant that works by affecting the levels of chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the nervous system.

Ritalin (Ridalin) is used to treat attention disorders - attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ritalin (Ridalin) is used as part of a total treatment plan including psychological, educational and social measures. When used to treat ADHD, patients may find they have increased attention, decreased impulsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity. Ritalin (Ridalin) is also used to treat uncontrollable periods of daytime sleep (narcolepsy). Ritalin (Ridalin) should not be used to treat simple fatigue symptoms.

Ritalin (Ridalin) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Ritalin (Ridalin) side effects include headache, stomach pain, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, irritability, nervousness, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation and very occasionally drowsiness.

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