Patient : Hi I have recently been prescribed to drink 1 Ritalin LA 40mg capsule twice daily by my GP but I am having some worries. I am not diagnosed with ADD or ADHD but I am showing strong symptoms of ADD. I weigh around 60kg. I have read that the LA version shouldn't be taken more than once a day yet my doctor told me to drink two. So my question is: Is my doctor uneducated in terms of Ritalin use because I don't think a 40mg LA capsule, let alone two a day should be prescribed to someone who has not been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
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