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What can I expect coming off concerta? How is it done? I don't really see it helping and i'm not sure I have add

What can I expect coming off concerta? How is it done? I don't really see it helping and i'm not sure I have add

Consult prescriber: Concerta can be stopped, even though its long acting stimulant it is out of your system at the end of the day. You and/or people around you will realize if it was helping you within few days. It is important to have a talk with prescribing physician before doing this or if you think you don't have add. ...Read more

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What is concerta?

Medication for ADHD: Concerta is a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant used to treat add (attention deficit disorder) and adhd (attention defici-hyperactivity disorder). ...Read more

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How can you tell if your concerta is working ?

How can you tell if your concerta is working ?

Like any other med: The Concerta is prescribed to achieve a specific therapeutic target(s). These are derived from symptoms and physical findings. At diagnosis they should have been delineated by prescribing doc. Your adhd symptoms & your executive brain functions should be normalizing, without ill effects. This is not for you to do alone. Questionnaires provide framework for expressing symptoms, not physical signs. ...Read more

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What happens if I start of with 54 mg of concerta ?

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. ...Read more

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How much additional concerta should I take to study? Should I add half a dose?

Meds R for normalcy: You take Concerta to repair your neurobiologic disorder (adhd). You do not take it to study or do better in school. If you find you are having trouble studying, then consult your physician to assess the reasons why. Studying is just a specific form of brain activity, all functions of which should be normalized by stimulant medication. ...Read more

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Help! Is 108 mg of concerta too much to take?

Probably: I believe 72 mg is the highest dose approved by the FDA. Some practitioners use products off label, meaning they try amounts not previously approved, but they are in a gray zone when they do. ...Read more

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Will cutting concerta in half work better?

Concerta is a long-: Acting form of methylphenidate in a tube with an oros delivery system inside to absorb water and push medication out slowly so it will last 10-12 hrs and some immediate release methylphenidate as a coating to get the effect started. It must not be cut/crushed/chewed as that will disrupt integrity and cause all to release at once. Prescriber can adjust dose and regimen to work better. Best regards. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the effects of concerta alza 54?

Could you tell me the effects of concerta alza 54?

Major side effects: The major side effects of Concerta (and most stimlants) for adults are decreased appetite, interference with sleep, dry mouth, potential irritability, headaches and possible increased heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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