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Re: simplistic hypotheses about drug mechanisms

Posted by Jeff on May 26, 1999, at 12:53:31

In reply to simplistic hypotheses about drug mechanisms, posted by Pavel on May 25, 1999, at 11:16:40

> In theory, would a beta-adrenergic blocker block the peripheral stimulation of CNS stimulants such as Ritalin, while leaving its effects on the brain unhindered?
> I take Ritalin for ADD but don't enjoy the peripheral effects on my cardiovascular system. It seems that beta-blockers would cancel out these peripheral effects. Is my thinking correct?
> How about other stimulants such as ephedrine? Since epedrine's effects are primarily peripheral, would a beta-blocker cancel out these effects, netting in an effect in the brain only?
> This I ask just out of curiosity, to see if I understand these drug mechanisms clearly.

Are you taking name brand Ritalin or the generic equivalent Methylphenidate? I ask because I had lots of problems with the generic like irregular heartbeat, and heart pounding. Switching to the name brand completely removed these side effects, and I know that it wasn't just in my head because I have to pay 25% of cost for non-generics on my health plan.




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