Methylin is a medication prescribed by doctors to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. This medication belongs to a family of drugs called stimulants, which directly affect certain chemicals within the brain to make you more alert and increase your concentration.
Your doctor may increase your Methylin dosage over time, depending on how the medication affects your condition. Never increase your dosage or take more Methylin than prescribed, as this can result in serious side effects or overdose. Due to the risk of withdrawal on this medication, never stop taking Methylin suddenly or without your doctor’s approval.
Methylin is used to treat symptoms of ADHD as well as narcolepsy. This medication is prescribed as an oral tablet that is typically taken two to three times every day. You should avoid taking Methylin in the late evening, as this can lead to insomnia and restlessness.
This stimulant medication works by altering your central nervous system. Methylin increases the levels of certain brain chemicals — such as dopamine and norepinephrine — which helps you to stay focused, alert, improve your concentration and increase your energy levels. Always take Methylin in the correct dosage to avoid any severe symptoms and decrease your chances of developing a substance use disorder.
All prescription medications come with a risk of dependency. Stimulants like Methylin are especially susceptible to misuse, and this risk increases if you take more medication than directed. Taking too much Methylin can result in intense feelings of euphoria and in some cases, erratic or violent actions or thoughts.
Always keep your doctor updated on your condition to ensure that you are taking the correct dosage of Methylin. Follow your prescription to ensure this medication remains beneficial to your health, and never give Methylin to someone without a valid prescription. If you believe you or someone you love is taking too much Methylin, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Recovery starts by speaking up — and you don’t have to deal with a substance use disorder in silence.
Stimulant drugs come with a wide range of side effects. Some minor side effects of Methylin include loss of appetite, trouble getting to sleep, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, headaches or nervousness. The presence of more serious side effects should be addressed. Contact your doctor if you experience numbness in your extremities, irregular heartbeat, abnormal mood swings, twitching or vision changes. Your doctor may need to change your dosage to avoid these adverse side effects.
You should seek medical attention immediately if you experience seizures, fainting, chest pain, weakness on one side of your body, slurred speech or confusion. Combining Methylin with other medications increases your chance of becoming dependent on your medication or even overdosing. Never take Methylin with any other substances — especially stimulants — and always inform your doctor of any new symptoms you experience.
Methylin addiction may seem like an uphill battle, but you’re not fighting it alone. We will be here every step of the way.
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