What is Ritalin LA and how is it used?
Ritalin LA is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Narcolepsy. Ritalin LA may be used alone or with other medications.

Ritalin LA belongs to a class of drugs called Stimulants, ADHD Agents.

It is not known if Ritalin LA is safe and effective in children younger than 6 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of Ritalin LA?
Ritalin LA may cause serious side effects including:

chest pain,
trouble breathing,
new behavioral problems,
cold feeling,
unexplained wounds,
slowed growth (in children),
skin color changes (pale, red, or blue appearance) in your fingers or toes, and
penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Ritalin LA include:

excessive sweating,
mood changes,
feeling nervous or irritable,
sleep problems (insomnia),
fast heart rate,
pounding heartbeats,
fluttering in your chest,
increased blood pressure,
loss of appetite,
weight loss,
dry mouth,
stomach pain, and
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.