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Re: Ritalin dose levels?-Higher than the PDF 60mgs

Posted by alohashirt on February 6, 2006, at 22:47:31

In reply to Re: Ritalin dose levels?-Higher than the PDF 60mgs Ryan2828, posted by Paulbwell on February 4, 2006, at 5:51:13

Often you find that an ADHD specialist is better informed about varioables responsxes and will happily have patients who take 15mg per day and others who take 120mg. Many internists would struggle with that dose.

> > Do doctors in the U.S. ever go past 60mg standard realease for adults? Or is 60mg of SR as high as most go?
> >
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> I live down under, and was started at 10mgs B.I.D IR Methylphenidate. This was increased to 40mgs then 60, to a high of 80mgs, 20mgs Q.I.D.
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> I usually take less than this, hence why i have over 200 10mg Methylphenidate tabs sitting here.
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> I guess it depends on the Doc. If you appear needy and seem to be wanting a higher dose, without explaining why, many Docs will be hesistant.
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> If you explain your progress and how it's going for you, in a colaborative way with the Doc, they may be more inclined to help you, as opposed to a patient who seems to just want higher doses of a Sch 11 med, for non clear reasons.
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> Cheers
>
>


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