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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?

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