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Re: Generic Ritalin Effective? Sandee

Posted by Sulpicia on February 5, 2001, at 0:07:30

In reply to Generic Ritalin Effective?, posted by Sandee on February 4, 2001, at 19:07:51

> Is generic Ritalin effective?

Sandee-- I just read an article in a newsletter that my local parent advocacy group is investigating charges that children on Medicaid have to *fail* on generic ritalin before being prescribed the genuine item.
Not fact, but enough complaints to launch an investigation.
In my personal experience, I know that generic percoset does NOTHING at all.

Other possibilities: dose is too low -- how much are you taking? Remember that most of the studies [especially for concerta, the time-release form of ritalin] were done on children.
Adult dosages should be adjusted up carefully.

Is your pharmacy trustworthy? Perhaps the med has expired.

Last thought: some folks don't respond to ritalin, tho usually they just respond badly or it doesn't do enough.
Ask doc about a higher dose or different med.
I know you are not supposed to take amphetamines with grapefruit juice -- something about bioflavonids de-activating the med -- perhaps a similar issue w/ ritalin?

Hope things work out for you.


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