Q: I’ve been diagnosed with Adult ADHD and my doctor prescribed me Ritalin. I’m wondering if I need to take my medication every day or just on my “bad” days?
A: It’s extremely important to take the Ritalin prescribed to you by your doctor every day and not just on the days you feel bad. The benefits are cumulative and the medication will help you much more if you follow the proper daily dosage schedule. Also, skilling doses can lead to certain side effects such as headaches and heightened irritability. Taking advantage of additional treatments that address emotional and behavioral issues related to AD/HD is also a great idea. I’d be happy to discuss this further with you if you’d like to keep chatting.
– Answer from Dr. David, a Board Certified Physician on JustAnswer.