Ritalin and amphetamine are two of the most commonly prescribed medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ritalin is a stimulant medication that increases the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to improved alertness, concentration and impulse control. It is usually prescribed for children over the age of 6 and is available in both tablet and liquid form. Amphetamine is a stimulant medication that works similarly to Ritalin, but with a greater potential for abuse. It is usually prescribed for adults and is available as a tablet, capsule or liquid.
Both medications have similar side effects, such as insomnia, irritability and decreased appetite. They also both have high potential for abuse and can be habit forming. Long-term use can lead to physical and psychological dependence and can cause serious medical problems. In addition, both medications can interact with other medications and substances, so it is important to talk to your doctor before taking either one.
Both Ritalin and amphetamine are effective treatments for ADHD, but it is important to use the medication under a doctor’s supervision and to follow their instructions for use. In addition, it is important to monitor for any side effects or changes in behavior that could indicate an adverse reaction to the medication.