Common Side Effects of Ritalin
Take Ritalin as directed by your doctor. Swallow extended-release tablets whole. Chewing, crushing, or breaking them can cause too much of the active ingredient in Ritalin to release at once. If you have trouble swallowing extended-release capsules, you can open them and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce. Eat all of the mixture at once. But don't chew when you eat it.