View Full Version : Ritalin and Ritalin LA

10-09-16, 11:56 PM
My son has just switched from Ritalin to Ritalin LA. He has been on the new script of Ritalin LA for a week now, it is like he is not taking anything at all now.

His behaviour and schoolwork and general state of being has regressed considerably. The Ritalin LA also appears to be making him excessively tired!

I have contacted the Paediatrician and he said to give it another week and then call him this Thursday and let him know how we are progressing.

Has anyone had a similar experience?

10-20-16, 04:59 AM
Why was he switched from IR ritalin to the extended release ritalin LA?

10-20-16, 10:15 AM
They have different chemistries. My son doesn't react well to the short versions, only the XR/LA versions. I would contact the pediatrician and tell him you don't want to give it another week, there has been a really abrupt change in your kid and you don't like it.