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Stopped my Concerta XL 54mg for four days. Took first dose today since then. Had headache, nausea and tired all day. I have just vomited. Serious?
Concerta : I assume when you started Concerta you started at a much lower dose & went up over mos-yr to 54mg. While holding for a few days is often helpful (only if recommended by your prescribing provider), restarting can cause many symptoms due to such a high dose given for '1st time' again since technically completely out of the body in 4-5 (3.5 hrs x5) half lives. If recurs or worsens may seek attention. ...Read more
After over a year of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 20 mg prn w/no side effects, it begins causing nausea, what could cause this?
On ritalin (methylphenidate) 6 months just started getting mild daily nausea. Would switching to Adderall help?
Would look for a: Different cause nausea first. It would be unusual for the nausea to start this late in treatment. The G.I. Side effects usually start at the very beginning of treatment and last briefly and then go away. I wouldn't expectit to start six months in. Please meet with your family doctor and look for another cause. I don't think that switching medications would be a good idea necessarily at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more
40mg Ritalin in morning.Had migraine so 2advils & 2 paracetamols.Then 8mgzofran for nausea.A few hrs later again 8mg Zofran (ondansetron). Feel very sick. Overdose?
Describe sick.: Is migraine your diagnosis or professional's.? You were sick before you took all meds except Ritalin (methylphenidate). Did your headache get worse or your nausea? Your resistance to pain relief can suggest tolerance. Unless other meds or substances are involved you are at higher risk for drug-drug interactions than OD. If your symptoms persist or worsen consider a visit to your ER or urgent care. ...Read more
POSSIBLE .......,: If taken in empty stomach, sometimes. The recommendation though is to take in empty stomach, because food can delay absorption. Try with breakfast, if doesn't help, talk to your doc. ...Read more
Started Zoloft for anxiety & in 2 days had horrible diarrhea, nausea & anxiety got worst. Also taking concerta, synthroid, Nexium (esomeprazole) & zantac. What's wrong?
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