Ritalin/Ritalin LA

Ritalin/Ritalin LA Contraindications

methylphenidate

Manufacturer:

Novartis

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Four Star
Full Prescribing Info
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to methylphenidate or to any component of the formulation; anxiety and tension states; agitation; a family history or diagnosis of Tourette's syndrome; glaucoma; hyperthyroidism; pre-existing cardiovascular disorders including uncontrolled hypertension, angina pectoris, arterial occlusive disease especially coronary arteries; heart failure, haemodynamically significant congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia and channelopathies (disorders caused by the dysfunction of ion channels); treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and also within a minimum of 14 days following discontinuation of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (hypertensive crises may result); phaeochromocytoma; known drug dependence or alcohol abuse; severe depression, anorexia nervosa, psychotic symptoms or suicidal tendency, since Ritalin might worsen these conditions.
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