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How high should my heart rate be when using concerta?

Depends! Resting? Your heart rate varies with the physical demand of your activity! this would still be true on or off a dose of concerta. Resting heart rate in athletic individuals, might be around 60, whereas an average fit individual may be at 80. Physical exertion or strong emotion can increase it above 100-160+. Most docs get concerned with "resting" heart rates below 50 or above 120.Discuss with your doctor! Read more...

What's the highest my heart rate should be when taking concerta?

Resting Rate 100 . Rapid heart rate is not a common side effect seen when taking Concerta (generic methylphenidate), but it can occur. 60 to 100 beats per minute (BPM) is considered a normal resting adult heart rate. Anything above 100 BPM would be considered abnormal. It is very important to establish a patient's baseline heart rate prior to treatment as some patients normally have heart rates greater than 100. Read more...

Concerta with dextromethorphan for my cold has caused my heart rate to race shortness of breath... What should I do?

Discontinue dextro. Although there are no real drug drug interaction between Concerta and dextromerthorphan, but if its causing side effects please discontinue the cough medication. At times a simple antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Loratadine helps with cough. Consult your physician always. Read more...
Speak to your doctor. Concerta alone can cause rapid heart rate but combined with some medications the revving up effect can be worsened. The symptoms may subside as the drugs are metabolized, but if not, then go for a physical evaluation. Also check with your doctor prescribing the Concerta before taking other medications to make sure there are no interactions. Read more...