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On 27 mg concerta and 40 mg nexium (esomeprazole). Had yellow stools this week. Worried about liver damage? Happened b4 starting meds too, but blood work didn't indicate any hepatic or renal issues.

On 27 mg concerta and 40 mg nexium (esomeprazole). Had yellow stools this week. Worried about liver damage? Happened b4 starting meds too, but blood work didn't indicate any hepatic or renal issues.

No concerns: There is no evidence that the color of stools has any relation to liver function. The use of the medications you mention have no negative effect on your liver; and even if they did, you would not know it by the color of your stools. It may be that you suffer from an anxiety disorder that makes you worry excessively about your health, such as hypochondriasis. You should ask your doctor about that. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) cause fatty liver?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) cause fatty liver?

No: No medication directly causes fatty liver however some medications that cause rapid wt gain may. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not one. ...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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What are the effects of concerta on iq?

What are the effects of concerta on iq?

IQ: concerta helps attention, focusing & performance , not IQ. ...Read more

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Ok was wondering if Concerta gives you energy?

Ok was wondering if Concerta gives you energy?

Not recommended: The Concerta has been approved for the treatment of ADHD and a few of rather narrow list of conditions. Since it is a stimulant, (noradrenergic), it increases heart rate and output, as well as overall metabolism, mimicking stress (fight and run instinct). This could be mistaken for false high energy). Use of these meds are for ADHD because of target effects mainly in the prefrontal cortex. ...Read more

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Concerta causing tic? What should I do?

Concerta causing tic? What should I do?

Stop: You need to talk to your doctor about stopping the Concerta and taking something else. Other medications, like adderall, Ritalin can also cause tics. Other medications for adhd such as strattera and intuiv and wellbutrin (bupropion) will not cause tics. ...Read more

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Can I take mannitol and concerta at the same time?

Yes: There are no drug-drug interactions between mannitol and concerta. ...Read more

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Can i take tramadol once concerta is out of my system?

Can i take tramadol once concerta is out of my system?

yes.: No problem, even if both in system at same time, providing you are taking each properly. ...Read more

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What's the difference between "concerta" and adderall"?

Different classes: Concerta is methylphenidate delivered in a sophisticated capsule that uses osmotic pressure to deliver the medication over time. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a form of amphetamine that is delivered either as immediate release or in beaded form with half released immediately and the second half released 3 1/2 to 4 hours later. Both are stimulants with similar benefits, efficacy, and se. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) better than concerta for me?

Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) better than concerta for me?

Discuss w/your doc: I'm sorry, but we really don't know enough about you to recommend one drug over another for you. The best person to talk about this with, would be your own psychiatrist who knows your full history. Most likely s/he has followed you on these medicines for awhile also? You should ask your doctor about anything you don't understand on prescriptions or reasoning for them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should i be taking concerta 18mg if I am allergic to milk?

Should i be taking concerta 18mg if I am allergic to milk?

Huh?: I don't know if i understand the question. If you're asking if Concerta will help your milk allergy, the answer is no. If you're asking if you will be harmed by Concerta because you're allergic to milk, my answer is "i don't see the connection". I want to make sure you understand that Concerta is a prescription medication for adhd, and as far as i know, it has nothing to do with milk or allergy. ...Read more

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Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) be better then concerta for me?

Differences: There is really only two basic types of stimulants: Dextroamphetamine and melhylphendate. Vyvance is an example of the former and Concerta of the later. Sometimes one is better for a particular person than the other for reasons that are not known. There are similar differences among people with the use of short-acting and long-acting stimulants. See your child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stopping concerta without weaning off ?

None that are seriou: When one stops concerta, one no longer gets the therapeutic benefit. If it was taken as prescribed, there should be no withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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How much more water should I drink a day while taking concerta?

How much more water should I drink a day while taking concerta?

Same as always: For a male your age the institute of medicine recommends at least 98 oz fluids daily (actually 3 liters). Could be all water, or combination of juice, water, etc. Best not to use caffeinated liquids since they interact adversely with the methylphenidate (active ingredient of concerta). Using Concerta doesn't increase the need for fluids, it just may cause dry mouth in some people. ...Read more

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Can you take concerta and dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) together?

Can you take concerta and dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) together?

Concerta: Both are stimulants, Concerta is non-amphetamine, & Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is Dextroamphetamine. I would not recommend that. ...Read more

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Can the medication Concerta help treat auditory processing disorder?

Can the medication Concerta help treat auditory processing disorder?

Doubtful: Consider that an auditory processing disorder is a faulty wiring of the involved brain centers. Turning up the intensity of the activity/energy doesn't change the wiring. ...Read more

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