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How effective is Ritalin for Hypersomnia (Drowsiness)?





Summary: 12 Ritalin users have rated its effectiveness for Hypersomnia.

Overall ratings: 2.8/5
Long term ratings: 3.2/5

This is a review of how effective Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is for Hypersomnia and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

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What is Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness (eds)) can be treated by Ambien, Provigil, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Nuvigil, Modafinil, Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Hypersomnia 68,688 patients)

On Dec, 19, 2014: 12 people are studied for taking Ritalin in Hypersomnia




Ritalin effectiveness for Hypersomnia


Long term Ritalin effectiveness for Hypersomnia

Ritalin effectiveness for Hypersomnia (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall13530
Long term
(1+ years)
01320

Gender of people who take Ritalin for Hypersomnia * :

FemaleMale
Hypersomnia66.67%33.33%

Age of people who take Ritalin for Hypersomnia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypersomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%25.00%8.33%25.00%25.00%

Who find Ritalin more effective for Hypersomnia?

Gender of people who find Ritalin more effective * :

FemaleMale
Hypersomnia66.67%33.33%

Age of people who find Ritalin more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypersomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • My baby has been taking omeprozole for a month now and all he does is sleeps hes 3 month and takes 7.5ml is this normal
    my son is 3 months old and was a very sickly baby he started of on 2.5mls of omeprozole but the peadiatriction tripled it to 7.5mls and i find as soon as he takes the medication all he does is sleep all day just waking up for feeds is this normal as i think he should b more awake at this age ???
  • Could ritalin cause temporary dementia in elderly
    I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
    A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
    Thank you.
  • What are the side effects of catuaba/golden trumpet? is it truly for man only? does it really help with physical and mental fatigue?
    On going, gradual forgetfulness for over 10 years. Concentration is moderate,but memory is very poor. Day time sleepiness is always an issue. No brain tumor, no dementia,nor any other neurological dysfunctions.
  • What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
  • Can meclizine cause insomnia once and sleepiness the next time
    I took Meclizine one night (as advised by pharmacist; she said it causes drowsiness), after experiencing my first attack of vertigo. It kept me awake almost all night. A couple weeks later, as I was getting ready for a special school event for my daughter, I thought another vertigo attack was coming on. Since the Meclizine didn't make me sleepy the first time but instead had the opposite effect, I thought it would be ok to take it (this was an evening event with a meal). After eating, I began to get very sleepy and my face almost fell in my plate.

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