A 14-year-old is prescribed methylphenidate for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The nurse instructs the patient on the potential side effects, including which of the following?
• Methylphenidate is a stimulant. Insomnia and nervousness are the two most common side effects of methylphenidate.
• Other side effects include GI discomfort, nausea, loss of appetite, arrhythmias, diaphoresis, palpitations, and dizziness.