Slang for methylphenidate. Scene names: Kiddy Coke, cocaine for the poor, rids, ritas, smarties.
The amphetamine methylphenidate, better known under the trade name Ritalin, works in the brain like cocaine – only more slowly. According to US psychiatrists, the delayed onset of action not only explains why Ritalin is not addictive. According to a study in JAMA Psychiatry (2013; doi: 10.1001 / jamapsychiatry.2013.1129) it could even help cocaine addicts to overcome the addiction.
Ritalin is the common name for a preparation with the active ingredient methylphenidate. In Germany, methylphenidate is a so-called prescription narcotic, in the USA it is classified as class II narcotic – the same classification as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. Although methylphenidate has a calming effect under certain circumstances and has therefore become notorious as a “fidgety drug”, it is also a potent stimulant that is dealt with on the black market.
Serious side effects such as nervous disorders, insomnia, eating disorders, heart rate changes, and heart problems can occur while taking Ritalin. As the manufacturer admits, one can become dependent on it. In June 2005, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a series of warnings that Ritalin and related substances can induce visual hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, psychotic behavior, and aggression or violent behavior.
What parents are not being told is that children every now and then die from taking prescribed medication alone, that children who use stimulants are twice as likely to end up on drugs than children who do not take prescription drugs, and that a third of all children taking these drugs develop behavioral disorders within the first year.
Methylphenidate, available as Ritalin and a number of generic medicines, is the most commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of ADHD. In 60 to 80 percent of patients, the hoped-for “calming” effect is achieved, which makes it easier for younger patients to take part in lessons. Since the disease does not outgrow, adults are increasingly being treated with methylphenidate.
Ritalin pills are roughly the size and shape of aspirin tablets. The name of the manufacturer is engraved (“Ciba”, in Europe for several years “Novartis”). The tablets are usually white, pale yellow or pale green.
- Decreased appetite
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure and a fever
- Motor malfunction (dyskinesia)
- Nervousness and insomnia
- Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting
- Over-excitability, aggressiveness
- Persecution ideas, fear
- Toxic psychosis (partly with hallucinations)
- High doses can cause convulsions, seizures, and death
- Inflammation and / or occlusion of blood vessels in the brain
- Impaired liver function
- Destruction of the nasal mucosa when it is snorted
- Difficulty breathing when smoked
- Infectious diseases and ulcers when it is injected
- Weight loss and slow / retarded growth rates
- Angina pectoris
- Muscle spasms
- In the case of sudden discontinuation, depression and psychotic reactions, among other things
- Brain damage, stroke, and possibly epilepsy
Glyphosate is used in plants so that they are all the same. Ritalin is used in children. Bayer has both.
- The American drug authority DEA classifies Ritalin as just as dangerous a drug as heroin and cocaine.
- Ritalin is just as addictive and can easily compete with crack with its side effects.
- Millions of children and adolescents worldwide are now addicted to Ritalin!
- For the manufacturer Novartis this is a billion dollar business.
More and more children supposedly suffer from hyperactivity. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are the main characteristics. From this it can already be deduced what is meant by this.
People quickly talk about ADHD these days when children are inattentive and fidgety. A reliable diagnosis can only be made by specialized doctors and psychologists – who do NOT work for and in the interest of the pharmaceutical companies – irony off.
ADHD symptoms by age group
ADHD is considered a congenital disorder (there is nothing you can do about it – irony off) which is noticeable before the age of six. However, the ADHD symptoms manifest themselves differently in infants, toddlers, adolescents and adults. (So already pump Ritalin into the babies or, even better, the pregnant woman).
A reliable diagnosis of ADHD is not yet possible in infancy. In long-term studies, however, researchers have found a connection between ADHD and so-called regulatory disorders. Translated it means; if you do not adapt to the system you will be made capable of regulation – with drugs if necessary.
The rules can be difficult for children with ADHD. Accordingly, every woken up person who no longer adheres to the rules of the self-proclaimed elite would be an ADHD patient.