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Hx of mild chest pains. Normal ECG 2 yrs ago and no abnormal heart sounds in recent physical. Should i worry about my concerta creating arrhythmias?

2 doctors weighed in

In brief: Chest pain ?!

Chest pain should be checked asap if its new, mostly if you are on any stimulant.
Patients on Concerta should have periodic cardiologic monitoring. See your dr.

In brief: Chest pain ?!

Chest pain should be checked asap if its new, mostly if you are on any stimulant.
Patients on Concerta should have periodic cardiologic monitoring. See your dr.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Concerta & heart

Since cardiac arrhythmias r possible serious reaction to methylphenidate & rapid heart beat & palpitations r common reactions, your cardiac function should be monitored closely for changes.
I would also b very cautious about using caffeinated products (including NSAID combinations) & decongestants (the "d" in claritin-d, zyrtec-d, etc) as they may further stimulate rapid heart beat.

In brief: Concerta & heart

Since cardiac arrhythmias r possible serious reaction to methylphenidate & rapid heart beat & palpitations r common reactions, your cardiac function should be monitored closely for changes.
I would also b very cautious about using caffeinated products (including NSAID combinations) & decongestants (the "d" in claritin-d, zyrtec-d, etc) as they may further stimulate rapid heart beat.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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