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what happens if i start of with 54 mg of concerta ?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends.: The starting dose of Concerta depends on what other meds you are taking, and how you have been treated until that point. Without knowing this, it is hard to say. Start at the dose your doctor (who knows you better than we do) prescribed, if you are having problems with that dose, let your doc know and adjustments can then be made if necessary.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Concerta: Hi, why do you want to take Concerta? Is it for ADHD? if that so you need to take it under close supervision of an experienced Psychiatrists due to numerous and dangerous side effect of medication including: high blood pressure and therefore heart attack and Stroke, Arrhythmia and etc.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
May be too strong: If you have not started with a lower dose and built up to 54 mg, you may find the dose too strong. In that case you may experience a racing heart rate, high blood pressure, headache or restlessness. Speak to your prescriber about how to determine the appropriate dose.

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What could happen if i accidentally took two 54 mg concerta pills?

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Dr. Raju Indukuri
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Concerta: Please don't worry. Just watch for decreased appetite and trouble going to sleep. These symptoms will go away as the effects will go away in a few hours. Please go to an er if you have any serious side effects which are rare.

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