Ritalin Australia is a part in an overall treatment program, which usually includes other remedial activities (i.e. educational, psychological, social) with the main purpose of stabilizing conditions among children, who are diagnosed behavioural syndrome. Behavioural syndrome is usually characterized by such symptoms as: short attention span, moderate-to-severe distractibility, emotional instability, hyperactivity, impulsivity etc. The diagnosis the said syndrome should be made with ultimate caution, mostly if the abovementioned symptoms have appeared only recently.

There is no specific etiology for this syndrome yet. Single definite diagnostic test is also absent for at the moment. In order to perform an adequate diagnosis, it is required to use medical, psychological, educational and social resources and means.

However, drug treatment is not prescribed for all the children suffering from this syndrome. Likewise, stimulants are not prescribed for use among the children, who experience symptoms, which are secondary to environmental factors as well as primary psychiatric disorders (i.e. psychosis).

Side Effects

Ritalin Australia usually causes nervousness and insomnia as adverse reactions, however it can be controlled through reduction in dosage and abstention from taking this drug in the afternoon and/or evening. Other side effects may include: hypersensitivity (e.g. urticaria, skin rash, arthralgia, fever, erythema multiforme exfoliative dermatitis etc.), nausea, anorexia, dizziness, headache, palpitations, drowsiness, increased blood pressure and variations in pulse, abdominal pain etc. For more detailed list, please consult with your physician.

In case of children, Ritalin Australia may have the following side effects: abdominal pain, loss of appetite, insomnia, weight loss in case of extended therapy, tachycardia etc. However, these are the most frequent side effects observed among children and there may appear some other reactions, which were listed above.


Since there are some serious heart issues, which can cause a high risk of sudden death, then stimulant products should not be prescribed for children as well as adolescents, who are diagnosed with serious structural cardiac abnormalities, severe abnormalities in heart rhythm, cardiomyopathy and other severe cardiac-related problems, which may cause an increased vulnerability to the sympathomimetic effects resulting from taking a stimulant drug (such as Ritalin Australia).

On other hand, adults have greater chances comparing to children to experience severe structural cardiac abnormalities, serious heart rhythm abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and other heart-related issues. Hence, adults who experience such abnormalities, should also abstain from taking stimulant drugs (such as Ritalin Australia).

Stimulant medications, Ritalin Australia particularly, can cause an increase in blood pressure (around 2-4 mmHg) as well as heartbeat rate (approximately 3-6 bpm). Stimulants may provoke symptoms of behaviour disturbance as well as thought disorders among patients experiencing pre-existing psychotic disorder.

Specific precautions should be take, while taking stimulants for treatment of ADHD among patients suffering from comorbid bipolar disorder. There can also be difficulties with accommodation as well as blurring in vision, caused by stimulants treatment (i.e. Ritalin Australia).

Ritalin Australia should not be applied for treatment of children under age of 6 years old, because safety and efficacy within this age group have not yet been confirmed. Pregnant and breastfeeding ladies, should also do a preliminary research and consult with doctor prior to taking this drug, because generally this drug should not be taken by them.

However, it is still advised to undergo a full consultation with physician, obtain a full annotation of Ritalin Australia and do a medical check prior to taking this drug. Online resources, customer support and online shops are also available for everyone.