Difficulty Swallowing AFTER taking Ritalin?

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    Hey guys,

    I just got diagnosed a couple months ago (yay me!), and I recently started taking ritalin LA. It’s working great, but I notice in the morning, about an hour after I take it, I start having a rough time swallowing. It’s not dry-mouth, more like there’s a little bit of a blockage I’m trying swallow past, and it comes with a heightened gag reflex. It doesn’t last all day, just an hour or two.

    This wasn’t listed on the side-effects. Does anyone else experience this?


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    Penny Williams

    Please reach out to your prescribing doctor about this side effect you’re experiencing. Could be significant and signal a need to change medications.

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

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    It sounds like you could be allergic to it. I echo what Penny said.

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