Ritalin should not be given to kids under six years old and may even impact a
kid's growing if taken long term. Side effects which have been associated with
taking Ritalin contain lack of appetite, weight reduction, nausea, and vomiting.
More severe side effects include uneven heartbeats, hallucinations,
hypertension, and seizures. If someone experiences these signs they need to quit
taking the drugs immediately and seek medical attention. Other medications may
impact how the medicine works and it will always be important to talk to the
physician to be sure that he/she knows what other medicines a individual may be
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While Ritalin has a distinct impact on each person, most individuals that have
taken the drugs within the past have found an improved attention span and
reduced distractibility in both kids and grownups.