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What is concerta?

30 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Medication for ADHD

Concerta is a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant used to treat add (attention deficit disorder) and adhd (attention defici-hyperactivity disorder).

In brief: Medication for ADHD

Concerta is a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant used to treat add (attention deficit disorder) and adhd (attention defici-hyperactivity disorder).
Dr. Melvin Glover
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Dr. David Wyatt
It is a derivative - of Ritalin
Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Methylphenidate

Concerta is the brand name for methylphenidate produced by janssen pharmaceutical.
It is one of many stimulant medications approved for treatment of adhd.

In brief: Methylphenidate

Concerta is the brand name for methylphenidate produced by janssen pharmaceutical.
It is one of many stimulant medications approved for treatment of adhd.
Dr. Richard Simmons
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Time-release Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Concerta is methylphenidate (the same active ingredient as in ritalin), in a time-release capsule taken just once daily.
It is a treatment for attention deficient hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as adhd.

In brief: Time-release Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Concerta is methylphenidate (the same active ingredient as in ritalin), in a time-release capsule taken just once daily.
It is a treatment for attention deficient hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as adhd.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Thomas Riney
now availiable in generic form
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Concerta and ADHD

Concerta is a prescription medication to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It can be very helpful for this condition, but if used by someone without adhd, can cause serious problems, including addiction.
This is because the levels of chemicals in the brain are different between people with adhd and those without it.

In brief: Concerta and ADHD

Concerta is a prescription medication to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It can be very helpful for this condition, but if used by someone without adhd, can cause serious problems, including addiction.
This is because the levels of chemicals in the brain are different between people with adhd and those without it.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: medication for ADHD

Concerta is a long-acting form of methylphenidate (mph), the active molecule in ritalin.
It was the first long-acting mph taken only once a day effective for 12 hours. The capsule design delivers 28% of the dose to work within an hour, then the rest from two "push" compartments, as fluids enter it from the intestine, over the am and a little higher dose early pm. The effect peaks at 6 hours.

In brief: medication for ADHD

Concerta is a long-acting form of methylphenidate (mph), the active molecule in ritalin.
It was the first long-acting mph taken only once a day effective for 12 hours. The capsule design delivers 28% of the dose to work within an hour, then the rest from two "push" compartments, as fluids enter it from the intestine, over the am and a little higher dose early pm. The effect peaks at 6 hours.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Longacting stimulant

Concerta is a long-acting form of methylphenidate (ritalin), used to treat adhd (attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity).
Patients like it because it lasts up to 12 hrs, which is perfect for the school day and some after school activities or homework.

In brief: Longacting stimulant

Concerta is a long-acting form of methylphenidate (ritalin), used to treat adhd (attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity).
Patients like it because it lasts up to 12 hrs, which is perfect for the school day and some after school activities or homework.
Dr. Marc Wager
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Long acting ADHD med

Concerta is basically delayed release methylphenidate, the active ingredient in ritalin.
The pill gives an immediate release of medicine, followed by delayed release over several hours. It gives steady control of adhd, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder symptoms for usually 12 to 13 hours before wearing off.

In brief: Long acting ADHD med

Concerta is basically delayed release methylphenidate, the active ingredient in ritalin.
The pill gives an immediate release of medicine, followed by delayed release over several hours. It gives steady control of adhd, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder symptoms for usually 12 to 13 hours before wearing off.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Methylphenidate

Concerta is a proprietary formulation of methylphenidate (mph) delivered through a hydraulically activated pump system from a semipermeable membrane.
It delivers medication smoothly over 8-10 hours. Mph is a rapid acting rapid offsetting medication for adhd. This system slows down the metabolism of mph and provides smoothness for treatment all day.

In brief: Methylphenidate

Concerta is a proprietary formulation of methylphenidate (mph) delivered through a hydraulically activated pump system from a semipermeable membrane.
It delivers medication smoothly over 8-10 hours. Mph is a rapid acting rapid offsetting medication for adhd. This system slows down the metabolism of mph and provides smoothness for treatment all day.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Concerta

It is an extended release form of Methylphenidate for treating ADHD.

In brief: Concerta

It is an extended release form of Methylphenidate for treating ADHD.
Dr. Alan Ali
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