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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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My son says he hears loud noises in his head sometimes at night. He is currently taking concerta 27 mg daily.

My son says he hears loud noises in his head  sometimes at night. He is currently taking concerta 27 mg daily.

Talk to his doctor: It is possibly related to the medication, if it is constant or frequent a trial off is easy. Otherwise talk to his doctor who can access that in context-do not ignorte this. ...Read more

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Should i be taking concerta 18mg if I am allergic to milk?

Should i be taking concerta 18mg if I am allergic to milk?

Huh?: I don't know if i understand the question. If you're asking if Concerta will help your milk allergy, the answer is no. If you're asking if you will be harmed by Concerta because you're allergic to milk, my answer is "i don't see the connection". I want to make sure you understand that Concerta is a prescription medication for adhd, and as far as i know, it has nothing to do with milk or allergy. ...Read more

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How much more water should I drink a day while taking concerta?

How much more water should I drink a day while taking concerta?

Same as always: For a male your age the institute of medicine recommends at least 98 oz fluids daily (actually 3 liters). Could be all water, or combination of juice, water, etc. Best not to use caffeinated liquids since they interact adversely with the methylphenidate (active ingredient of concerta). Using Concerta doesn't increase the need for fluids, it just may cause dry mouth in some people. ...Read more

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Does eating food before taking Concerta or Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect the rate and extent of absorption?

Does eating food before taking Concerta or Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect the rate and extent of absorption?

Yes.: But the extent to which it varies depends on the food, the particular preparation of medication, the person, other medications taken, other illnesses. I suggest you consult the prescriber. ...Read more

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Son is taking concerta in the am and fluvoxamine in the pm. Can we give him both in the am? He prefers it this way.

Mixing meds: You need to check with his prescribing physician, but it should be ok. There may be a reason it was recommended that way. Open communication is important with your doc. ...Read more

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How long after taking concerta is it safe to take tramadol?

How long after taking concerta is it safe to take tramadol?

Safe to take: There is not really any direct interaction between Concerta and tramadol. There is a slight decrease in the seizure threshold with low dose tramadol and Concerta may in very rare instances promote a seizure so the combination would not be the best in someone with a seizure disorder. The changes of a bad outcome with the combination of these medications is extraordinarily rare. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I have narcolepsy, was taking concerta then stopped for 2mths and gained a lot of weight, started back on provigil, will it help me lose some weight?

I have narcolepsy, was taking concerta then stopped for 2mths and gained a lot of weight, started back on provigil, will it help me lose some weight?

Wieght Neutral: Though loss/reduced appetite has been reported with Provigil studies do not show much changes in weight. But since it improves wakefulness, thus increase physical activity while awake helps with weight loss . Also reduce overall caloric intake, reduce portion size, increase veggies/fruits intake. Report any anxiety, depression, rash . Take care. ...Read more