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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Sleep Problems with Ritalin
Will my daughter have sleep problems if she takes Ritalin?
Insomnia has been reported as a side effect with Ritalin. However, if your daughter has just begun her treatment and this side effect presents itself, report this to your physician and the dosage may be able to be adjusted. Typically, this medication is administered in the morning, at breakfast and at lunch to avoid sleep interruption if given later in the afternoon or evening.
Marcia Hern, RN, EdD
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati