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My daughter is 13 and takes concerta for add. She took it at 9am this morning (36 mg). Gave her sudafed at 10:15 pm. Is this ok she does not take any other medications

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Dr. Laurence Pezor
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: That should be fine.

Taking normal doses of an over the counter cold/allergy medicaiont should be fine with the concerta.
If anything, your daughter may get more agiated, shaky or irritable with the combination. If so, some patients notice that an antihistamine based preparation has less interactions.

In brief: That should be fine.

Taking normal doses of an over the counter cold/allergy medicaiont should be fine with the concerta.
If anything, your daughter may get more agiated, shaky or irritable with the combination. If so, some patients notice that an antihistamine based preparation has less interactions.
Dr. Laurence Pezor
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Dr. Rebecca Butler
Pediatrics

In brief: You

You should be cautious about using these medications together. Methylphenidate (concerta) and the Pseudoephedrine in sudafed combined can increase the stimulatory effects of the medicine.
Agitation, increased heart rate, nervousness, etc can be some of the additive effects.

In brief: You

You should be cautious about using these medications together. Methylphenidate (concerta) and the Pseudoephedrine in sudafed combined can increase the stimulatory effects of the medicine.
Agitation, increased heart rate, nervousness, etc can be some of the additive effects.
Dr. Rebecca Butler
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