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Side Effects of Methylphenidate

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with methylphenidate. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
The most common side effects include:
 
(Click Methylphenidate Side Effects or Long-Term Side Effects of Ritalin for more information, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
You can also read about other possible side effects by clicking the following eMedTV links:
 

Drug Interactions

Methylphenidate can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Methylphenidate for more information).
 
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