How And Why Does Ritalin Affect The Heart Rate?


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Ritalin is scientifically known as methylphenidate, which is commonly known by its abbreviation MPH. It is defined as a stimulant medication which is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (abbreviated as ADHD) in children and adults. It is also used to tear brain injuries, narcolepsy and the chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also to treat treatment-resistant depression, as an appetite suppressant, an antidepressant augmentation and as a central nervous system stimulant.

It has several side effects, including difficulty in sleeping, loss of appetite, depression, irritability, nervousness, stomach aches, headaches, dry mouth, blurry vision, nausea, pupil dilation, dizziness, drowsiness, motor tics, tremors, hypersensitivity, anorexia, palpitation, blood pressure changes, pulse changes, cardiac arrhythmia, anaemia, scalp hair loss, bruxism (or teeth grinding), jaw clenching, toxic psychosis, abnormal liver function, cerebral arthritis, leucopenia and even death.

Cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac dysrhythmia is defined as a group of conditions in which the rate of the contraction of the muscles of the heart is faster or slower than the normal rate. Arrhythmia literally implies that there is there is no rhythm.
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If one stops taking Ritalin, can the adverse effects be reversed simply by stopping the drug - for example, irregular heart beat/palpitations, high blood pressure, skin problems, bruxism, hair loss, nervousness

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