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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?

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

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After over a year of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 20 mg prn w/no side effects, it begins causing nausea, what could cause this?

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After over a year of taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) 20 mg prn w/no side effects, it begins causing nausea, what could cause this?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Not likely related. Explore other causes of stomach upset with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having nausea with Strattera 100mg. I start from once to twice a day. I'm on Ritalin 40-60 mg per day too. How long it will take nausea to go away?

Possible dose effect: With the Ritalin and Strattera at those doses, you are taking a fair amount of medication. The nausea may be a result of the fact that you are on high doses of both medications. I would talk to your doctor about how to reduce one or both of the doses of those medications to see whether that helps with the nausea. ...Read more

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On ritalin (methylphenidate) 6 months just started getting mild daily nausea. Would switching to Adderall help?

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

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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

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I used to take ritalin (methylphenidate). I would take a break from them and would experience extrem fatigue, nausea and brain fog for a few days. Why did this happen?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Methyl Phenidate is a stimulant, and being off of it can lead to withdrawal symptoms from lowering of excess adrenaline, as you described physically. Such symptoms are usually mild & short-lasting. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea and stomach ache from ritalin (methylphenidate) la?

Is it normal to have nausea and stomach ache from ritalin (methylphenidate) la?

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

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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?

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?

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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I took 24 Coricidin cough & cold, and 14 concerta, should I be okay?

I took 24 Coricidin cough & cold, and 14 concerta, should I be okay?

Go to ER: If you have taken all these pills what are you doing on this site, wasting time
you can get very sick call 911 and go to er asap
you need immidiate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can u take famotidine with concerta are u allowed to mix them together

Concerta and pepcid (famotidine): Concerta is methylphenidate -a stimulant used typically for ADHD. That drug is similar to 'speed' and could have side effects like nervousness, high blood pressure, and even some GI effects. Pepcid (famotidine) is an over-the-counter antacid that generally won't have major drug interactions with Concerta. If you can separate the taking of each med in time that is probably better in case of absorption issues ...Read more

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Can I take famotidine and concerta together am I able to mix them together

No adverse interacti: There is no adverse interaction recognized between these two agents. Every human is unique at the level of chemistry, however, so the absence of known adverse interactions cannot completely exclude a problem in you. Always take an experimental approach when adding drugs together. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking mdma while on concerta 54mg and a ssri?

What are the health risks of taking mdma while on concerta 54mg and a ssri?

You're taking one: Street speed, one pharmaceutical psychostimulant and an anti-depressant that can have stimulating side effects (not always). This combination is not good for vascular, cardio and cognitive systems, especially with the mdma added. The latter two are sometimes Rx'ed in combination when there is depression and ADHD both, but make sure there is a psychiatrist on board. (I'd quit "E" pronto). ...Read more

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Do you have to slowly wean a child off of 18 mg concerta or just stop abruptly?

Do you have to slowly wean a child off of 18 mg concerta or just stop abruptly?

Just stop: Not sure what the concern is, but 18 mg of Concerta is, as dr. Ahrendsen noted, the lowest dose available. It is quite common with all stimulants, even at much higher doses, to stop using the medication on weekends and long school holidays. The only "side effect" of stopping 18 mg of Concerta will be prompt return of any adhd symptoms it may have been suppressing. But work with your doctor! ...Read more

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My friend took a lot of concerta and is now not able to sleep. What should we do?

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My friend took a lot of concerta and is now not able to sleep. What should we do?

Concerta: Takes time to flush it out of his system. Needs checked for heart if took too much. Visit the er. ...Read more

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Started 18 mg of concerta today and am having a major migraine. Should I be worried?

Started 18 mg of concerta today and am having a major migraine. Should I be worried?

Headache, stomach-: Ache, agitation & insomnia are common side effects of stimulant medications. Tell your psychiatrist. Give him/her a list of your prescribed, OTC, homeopathic & naturopathic meds - especially St. John's Wort, herbs, vitamins, dietary supplements, roots, berries, alcohol, etc. If no food or drug interaction, you can stop the low-dose Concerta for 2 days, then resume, to see if it happens again. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed 108 mg of Concerta. Is it safe to take it with 3 cups of coffee?

Very high dose: In general coffee can safely be consumed while on Concerta but your dose is extremely high so I would recommend limiting coffee. ...Read more

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If I did not like the effects of concerta, what will the psych prescribe next for add?

Several options: If Concerta is not working there are other stimulants and different medications that can be used ...Read more

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Is it safe to take concerta and creatine together? (36mg concerta + 1g creatine daily)

Not sure: I am not sure if it is helpful but some clinicians would argue that creatine can cause elevation or at least changes in mood and combining that with more psychoactive substances could lead to unpredictable results. I would talk to your prescribing doctor about your plans and see if there is an agreement that creatine is going to work well for your condition based on your history. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take concerta and creatine together? (36mg concerta + 1, 2g creatine daily)

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Is it safe to take concerta and creatine together? (36mg concerta + 1, 2g creatine daily)

Thanks for asking!: Should be ok, but please do check with your doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Can I take two tramadol capsules and 90mg of concerta XL tablets together in the morning?

Can I take two tramadol capsules and 90mg of concerta XL tablets together in the morning?

Why?: Were those prescribed for you? What does the doctor who prescribed your medication say about it? You should ask him or her this question, don't you think? It also, depends on the dose of tramadol? It also depends on other things, like your history, other drugs you might take, the source of your pain, as well as other factors for which your doctor has knowledge. You can call your doctor, right? ...Read more

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