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Concerta
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Concerta is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).



 
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concerta

Uses
Concerta is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include dilated pupils, vomiting, nervousness, agitation, twitching, tremors, flushing, sweating, severe or persistent headache, seizures, irregular heartbeat, dry mouth, and loss of consciousness.

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How To Use
  • Take Concerta once daily in the morning.
  • It can be taken with or without meals.
  • Swallow Concerta whole with a full glass of liquid.
  • Do not chew, crush or divide it.
  • Use Concerta exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because Concerta can be habit-forming.
  • Also, if used for a long period of time, do not suddenly stop using this without first consulting your doctor.
  • When used for extended periods, Concerta may not work as well and may require different dosing.
  • Consult your doctor if the medication isn t working well.

Side Effects
  • Loss of appetite, blurred vision, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, dry mouth, stomach upset, sleeplessness, irritability or constipation may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • Inactive parts of Concerta may be passed in your stool as a harmless soft mass that may look like the original tablet.
  • This is normal for Concerta.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience: weight loss, chest pain, nervousness, pounding heart, difficulty urinating, mood changes, yellowing eyes and skin.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Concerta, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: seizures or motor tics, Tourette s disorder, glaucoma, high blood pressure, severe anxiety, alcoholism, drug dependence, mental conditions, narrowing or blockage of the esophagus/stomach/intestines (e.g., esophageal stricture, small bowel obstruction), any allergies.
  • If Concerta makes you dizzy or lightheaded, use caution driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness.
  • Methylphenidate should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if methylphenidate passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered and take any remaining doses at evenly spaced times.
  • If it is near bedtime or near time for the next dose, skip that dose and resume your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Certain medications taken with Concerta could result in serious, even fatal, drug interactions.
  • Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks before or after treatment with Concerta.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for additional information.
  • Before using Concerta, tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription drugs you may use, especially: "blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), medications for seizures, medicine for depression (tricyclics such as amitriptyline), high blood pressure medicine (e.g., guanethidine).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for concerta
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 55
Location: Texas
Time Taken: 5 years days

Reason: ADHD Date: 5 July 2011
Side Effects


Additional Thoughts
Cost is NOW excellent due to it being in generic form.

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 10
Time Taken: 1 years

Reason: for anxiety/ADD Date: 13 March 2009
Side Effects
some nasuea at very begining, very slight loss of appetite

Additional Thoughts
i have had my son on Concerta for about a year now. It has really helped him. We recently switched due to medical coverage and the meds he is on now do not help at all. I am in the process of getting him back on Concerta. All his teachers saw a huge difference in him when we switched. He became more disruptive and unfocused. Concerta is the best help for my son.

Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 30
Time Taken: 3 months

Reason: ADHD Date: 10 March 2009
Side Effects
Increased blood pressure

Additional Thoughts
Our 7 year old had a major jump in his blood pressure due to this medication. The doctor switched to adderall, and the blood pressure went back down to normal. Other than that, it did seem to help.

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 26
Location: penslyvania
Time Taken: 2 months

Reason: add Date: 10 January 2009
Side Effects
i been taking concerta for a month now and i had no kinda side efect i take 18 mg but i gonna up my dose to 36mg hoping it last longer & better concentetion fore me

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