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Do I have to go off concerta 27 prior to surgery with general anasthetic? It's cervical disc cushion and i forgot to ask. Have finals

Do I have to go off concerta 27 prior to surgery  with general anasthetic?  It's cervical disc cushion and i forgot to ask. Have finals

You should ask: Ask the surgeon and the anesthesiologist to obtain the best advice for your particular situation. Frankly, in my opinion, i think we here at healthtap should not generally make specific recommendations tegarding starting or stopping medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just started 27 mg concerta. Emotions running slightly high. Will this go away as i get used to the medication?

Just started 27 mg concerta. Emotions running slightly high. Will this go away as i get used to the medication?

Yes, probably: Concerta is a prescription only central nervous system stimulant used mostly for the treatment of adhd, and as such emotions may "run slightly high" during the first few days, perhaps weeks, of treatment. Share this with your provider, as there is also a 18mg dose if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is concerta?

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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Could concerta be causing me to calm up?

Could concerta be causing me to calm up?

Side effects occur: Certain higher doses of the stimulants, or lowere doses in sensitve patients, can cause one to be 'more quiet', sullen or even depressed. You should consult with your prescribing physician and consider altering the dose of Concerta or trying another medication. ...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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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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What can I do to try and quit usinf concerta?

What can I do to try and quit usinf concerta?

Quit Concerta: Concerta, like other forms of methylphenidate and the amphetamines used to treat adhd only work for the day you take the medication. Each day is a new day. Discontinuing Concerta can be done by not taking the next dose. Some find that they will experience fatigue for several days following discontinuing concerta, but this should be temporary. ...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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Can you advise me to take two 18mg of concerta?

Can you advise me to take two 18mg of concerta?

Dose of concerta: You should consult your prescriber. Discuss your response to a dose of 18 mg. Moving the dose to 36 mg should be under the direction of your doctor with your reported response to each dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take to overdose from concerta?

How long does it take to overdose from concerta?

Talk to your parents: You need to seek medical attention for an evaluation. Never take medicine without medical or parental supervision. Medication is to be taken only as prescribed. If you are considering taking an overdose, you need immediate help. Tell someone at once! ...Read more

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How much time does a concerta overdose last for?

How much time does a concerta overdose last for?

Call poison control: The duration of symptoms after an overdose depends on the amount taken and over what time period. Also depends if the taker has been using chronically. The symptoms of overdose have no antidote but MAY REQUIRE SUPPORTIVE CARE. Call poison control or get evaluated at the nearest ER. ...Read more

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How long should you take concerta before judging?

How long should you take concerta before judging?

Not too long: Medication like Concerta shoud show benefit for focus and attention with in a day or two. If there is no benefit or side effect, you should consult your prescribing physician for a dose adjustment. Dose is not based on height, weight, age or gender. So one must adjust to fit the patient. Most prescibers will adjust the dose to reach benefit or side effect. ...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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How would taking 36 mg of concerta affect my body?

How would taking 36 mg of concerta affect my body?

Concerta: Helps you focus, may cut down your appetite a bit, otherwise safe if prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you take concerta and zytomil at the same time?

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Can you take concerta and zytomil at the same time?

Concerta: If you meant Cytomel (liothyronine), (liothyronine) then I would not recommend it. Cytomel (liothyronine) can elevate thyroid function & cause more irritability & anxiety. consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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Instantly lose 60 pounds? Where can I get concerta?

Instantly lose 60 pounds? Where can I get concerta?

Not recommended: Concerta is a central nervous system stimulant approved for the treatment of adhd. It is not approved for weight loss and should not be used for this indication. Talk with your family doctor about safe and healthy ways to lose weight. ...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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Is it advisable to take 8-hour concerta twice a day?

Is it advisable to take 8-hour concerta twice a day?

Yes: You can determine how long the effect of your first dose lasts. You can take the next dose 1/2 hour before that. You should consult your prescriber so that you can be monitored appropriately. ...Read more

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