Ritalin is a medication which is used to treat ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy. Ritalin stimulates the central nervous system by affecting the brain chemicals. This medication will not be the choice for you if you suffer from high blood pressure if you have a heart problems the various tics is glaucoma if your thyroid gland is overactive or if you have some hereditary disorders which affect certain enzymes. Ritalin is also not recommended for people who suffer from severe cases of anxiety agitation or tension.
Every medication has side effects and so does Ritalin. You should inform your doctor if you experience anything unusual. Some of the side effects of Ritalin are not so serious and they includes pain in the stomach, sickness, appetite loss, loss of weight, headache, dizziness, impaired vision, rash, perspiration, tingling in the hands and feet, and sleeping disorder. More serious side effect of Ritalin includes irregular pulse pain in the chest, faintness, lethargy, severe headache, severe rash and blisters on the skin, fever, mood and behavior changes, hallucinations, confusion and sore throat.
In case of an allergic reaction to Ritalin you may experience skin rash, itchiness and irritation of the skin, skin color changes, breathing difficulties, tension in the chest, pain in the joints and swelling of the face, tongue or lips. Other severe side effects may include dark urine, depression, feeling despair or sad, seizures, suicidal tendencies, muscle spasms and yellow eyes and skin.