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How Does Concerta Make You Feel
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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