Reply To: Ritalin side effects vs Ritalin SR

Home Welcome to the ADDitude Forums For Parents Ritalin side effects vs Ritalin SR Reply To: Ritalin side effects vs Ritalin SR

#125653
Penny Williams
Keymaster

My son absolutely could not tolerate immediate-release stimulants. It is worth trying extended release. Extended release dispenses the medication more slowly and evenly. An immediate release is all the medication at once and then it all goes away at once. It’s a pretty harsh roller coaster.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism