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What s the long term effects of taking concerta?

What s the long term effects of taking concerta?

Concerta: I agree, as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & ekg. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) -- it interacts with the brain. What happens 30 years later?

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

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What are the long term effects of adderall, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and ritalin abuse?

What are the long term effects of adderall, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and ritalin abuse?

Stimulant abuse: Effects of long-term stimulant abuse can include paranoia, aggressiveness, extreme anorexia, thinking problems, visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions, and severe dental problems. ...Read more

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I started cymbalta (duloxetine) and concerta a couple days ago. How long should I wait before i can judge the effects?

I started cymbalta (duloxetine) and concerta a couple days ago. How long should I wait before i can judge the effects?

They are two....: They are 2 different drugs. Concerta's therapeutic effects can be experienced on day 1. Cymbalta (duloxetine) may take one to four weeks before you can feel the benefits. Side effects from either drug can occur with the very 1st dose. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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How long does concerta stay in one's urine?

Less than 24 hours: Concerta is really just a delivery system for methylphenidate, so the later is what one would fine in the urine. It typically is undetectable 24 hours after one has taken a Concerta capsule, probably sooner than that for most people. ...Read more