Did Ritalin divide your life in “before” and “after”?
Someone says, that Ritalin feels like cocaine. A lot of users call it even “life saver” because Ritalin makes them self-confident, calm, energetic, concentrated on any task, highly productive and simply helps feel great. Learn how to prevent failing.
But after only a few days, that great sense of well-being draining away. Taking Ritalin without medical reasons for getting high can cause a heart damage and other unwanted effects.
Good news. Ritalin use can’t show up on a standard 5-panel drug test. Bad one — because of Ritalin close relation of amphetamines it can cause a false positive urine test result
and more specific GC/MS test would confirm its use.
How long does Ritalin stay in your system for any type of drug test
Effect of Ritalin immediate version starts in 2 hours after use and lasts for maximum 4 hours. A Sustained-release and long aging version of the drug — Ritalin SR or Ritalin LA acts longer — for in average 8 hours.
May you get tested and what will happen if test positive?
- In the bloodstream, Ritalin can’t stay for a long time. So it could be detected during 2-24 hours after ingestion. Ritalin blood tests are rarely used for evidence of drug consumption but still performed in some cases.
- In the urine analysis, methylphenidate will show up as its metabolite called “Ritalinic acid”. It appears in urine approximately in 3-5 hours after use and would be able to detect for 1-2 days. However, it’s not necessary to wait for getting clean urine.
- In the salivary sample, Ritalin concerning the last data is detectable during 12- 24 hours after intaking. So if you think that you will be forced to take that test, take care of receiving a clean saliva
- In the hair presence of Ritalin can be proven from 1 week and up to 1 month (and even longer) after ingestion.
It's not common to a certain person being tested for Ritalin without any reason.
But these persons would be careful:
- College, professional, Olympic athletes — the positive result can destroy their career.
- Rehab clinic patients — require additional time to stay.
- Students (theoretically). But it’s real to get a penalty for drug-using.
- Penalized for crime — fact of Ritalin usage leads to stricter punishment.
Who risks more been caught (and receives a lot of side effects)
Frequent and heavy users
Persons with low body weight
These, who combines Ritalin with alcohol and other substances.
How to avoid failing?
use it without necessity. Infrequent occasionally users
increase a dose. Higher dosages of Ritalin excrete slower, cause addiction and may be dangerous.
use it more frequent. 3 times a day remain longer that if you ingest it only once a day.
avoid of Ritalin for two or three days before the test.
try to stay away from any unnecessary medication.
drop toxin level and be ready at any time for any test