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I take concerta 72mg and it always makes me feel restless and fidgety and i already have insomnia, but it seems to make it worse. Is this normal?

I take concerta 72mg and it always makes me feel restless and fidgety and i already have insomnia, but it seems to make it worse. Is this normal?

Concerta: Yes Concerta can cause those symptoms, including insomnia. Talk with your doctor about possibly reducing the dose and also ensure you are taking it early in the day and not close to bedtime. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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My psychiatrist prescription trazodone 50mg for insomnia on 4/3. Still having a hard time sleeping. No caffeine, take concerta early am. Thoughts/what can I do?

My psychiatrist prescription trazodone 50mg for insomnia on 4/3. Still having a hard time sleeping. No caffeine, take concerta early am. Thoughts/what can I do?

Sleep medications: Continue to talk to your psychiatrist about what the medication is or isn't doing for you. There may need to be a medication and/or dosage change with your medications. Also consult a psychologist or mental health practitioner to help learn skills that will assist with your sleep (such as relaxation exercises and other good techniques). ...Read more

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Dx narcolepsy w/o cat 2yrs last 6 months experiencing difficulty falling asleep can I have insomnia too? Sometimes takes hrs to fall asleep rx:ritalin

Dx narcolepsy w/o cat 2yrs last 6 months experiencing difficulty falling asleep can I have insomnia too? Sometimes takes hrs to fall asleep rx:ritalin

Yes: You can have insomnia and narcolepsy. Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause difficulty with sleep. Please let your physician know. In the meantime, use excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate. ...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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Can u inject concerta?

Can u inject concerta?

NO: Concerta does not come in injectable form. Anyone trying to make a solution out of this medication would end up with a non-sterile result, which could also contain large particles. Injecting this could be deadly, without even mentioning the pharmacology. ...Read more

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Side effect of concerta?

Side effect of concerta?

A variety: All stimulants (concerta just one) have similar side effects. All are dose related and vary by indvidual. Most common are decreased appetite with weight loss, problems getting to sleep, and a slowing of height growth. Other side effects: increased nervousness, motor and vocal tics (if at risk), and rash. All are reversible. Concerns about serious risk to heart have been been debunked. ...Read more

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What are concerta side effects?

What are concerta side effects?

See below.: Most commonly, appetite suppression. This is generally dose-dependent & for many patients, not a problem. Sleep disruption can occur depending on dose/timing of med. Biggest concern may be irritability-- during or after dose wears off. But all potential side effects should be able to be eliminated, or minimized to the point that they are insignificant. If not, then a new med regimen is in order. ...Read more

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How can concerta work for add?

How can  concerta work for add?

Concerta: Concerta is a long acting form of methylphenidate ("ritalin"), a stimulant medication that reduces core symptoms of add (inattention, distractability, hyperactivity, impulsivity). It works through Dopamine mechanisms in the brain. Possible side effects can be decreased appetite, insomnia, anxiety, but it is very helpful for many people with add to improve their daily function if impaired. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more