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Long Term Effects Of Concerta
What are the long-term effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) -- it interacts with the brain. What happens 30 years later?
More white matter: Long term contrast studies demonstrate normalization of white matter volume (part of brain where connections and neural activity occur) in stimulant treated adhd patients compared to untreated adhd controls. As much as 20 % of white matter is lost if the adhd person does not get a stimulant. That is emphatically why the amer acad peds recommends all children be treated with a stimulant medication. ...Read more
Was on ritalin (methylphenidate) for 15 years. Now have tachycardia daily, dizziness, balance and thinkibg issues. Long term effects of ritalin (methylphenidate)?
I started cymbalta (duloxetine) and concerta a couple days ago. How long should I wait before i can judge the effects?
I take concerta for my add and sometimes the effects of it last a really long time . I sometimes can't sleep i don't have energy just can't sleep?
Concerts and sleep: Talk to your doctor about possibly getting by on a lower dose of concerta. Or switching to another medication. Another option is to use Remeron (mirtazapine) for sleep at night. Ask your doctor which s/he thinks would be the most appropriate option for you as an individual. Hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more
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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