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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
5/1/2014 7:35:08 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
It is a great drug in the beginning, but eventually (which my doctor has also stated), the effectiveness diminishes.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/23/2014 5:44:06 AM

Reviewer: unconqueredmind, Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm a 30-yr-old male diagnosed with severe - ADHD aged 29. Ritalin IR was the first ADHD stimulant med that I tried and WOW.. I was totally amazed at how much it improved my 'get up and go' and ability to sustain focus on boring tasks. I titrated up to 20mg x 4 per day from my original 10mg x 3 and even though over time the med decreased in effectiveness it was still highly effective. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3/13/2014 12:54:56 AM

Reviewer: Jack, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm 17 and currently taking methylphenidate 40 mg and have done so for about 2 years. however I've also been prescribed Aderall and Concerta when i was younger. Adderall restricted my diet, caused minor depression, and even sleeping problems, unlike my concerta and methylphenidate (Ritalin based drugs). To be honest I think its safe to say that Ritalin is a powerful stimulant with a few ad ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/24/2014 10:32:56 AM

Reviewer: MICHE, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
12/20/2013 5:18:59 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have taking Ritalin for about 9 months and like a lot of the comments I have read it worked good for the first 6 months, after that this drug is not as effective as it was two or three months ago. In my opinion this drug should only be used for a short time, 3-9 months. Of the 50 or so comments I read about this drug, 90 percent of Ritalin's users say that after 6-9 months after starting thi ... Show Full Comment

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