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Concerta is an extended release version of Ritalin or methylphenidate providing symptom relief for up to 12 hours. Concerta also features an osmotic release system which makes the drug less abusable.

Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD, Symptoms, Concerta

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Symptoms include: Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while seated. Having difficulty remaining seated. Having difficulty awaiting turn in games or group activities. Often blurting out answers before questions are completed. Having difficulty in following instructions. Having difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities. Often shifting from one uncompleted task to another. Having difficulty playing quietly. Often talking excessively. Often interrupting or intruding on others. Often not listening to what is being said. Often forgetting things necessary for tasks or activities. Often engaging in physically dangerous activities without considering...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

How long do 54 mg Concerta side-effects last?

concerta does not realy have any side effects,but when i changed my medication i felt anxious for 2 days but alot better than my first medication RITALIN LA it made me fell sad and i had mood swings for 2 weeks. adhd is hard to live with i cant pay attention ...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Drug Side Effects, Concerta

What will Concerta do to one without ADHD?

Studies done in the 70s on adults and children found that he response to stimulants in 'normal' children was different to the response to treatment in children with ADHD' The study is cited below. Dr. Rapoport gave 14 boys who were about 11 years old amphetamines at a dose of .5mg per kg. This amount corresponds to about 20 mg of Adderall for the average 90 pound 11 year old. What Dr. Rapoport found was that these boys developed a marked...
Asked in ADD-ADHD, Cold and Flu, Concerta

Are repetitive movements a symptom of ADHD?

No; repetitive movements are more likely to be a symptom of autism. Twitching or fidgeting are symptoms of ADHD that involve movement. ...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta, ADD-ADHD Non-Stimulant Medication

How do Strattera and Concerta interact?

Interaction of Strattera and Concerta Our contributors share their experiences: I am a 42-year-old female, a mother of small children, and a student. I struggle with ADD and have done so my entire life, although began taking Adderall only a year or so ago. About 3 months ago, I started taking Stratterra 40 mg instead. The Strattera has a different effect on me than the Adderall. It seems to help with less confusion over how to tackle a project and stay organized. It has...
Asked in Nutrition, Childcare and Babysitting, Concerta

How much cholesterol per day is too much?

The American Heart Association recommends less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day through food for people with no heart disease risk factors, and recommends less than 200 mg per day through food for people who have any heart disease risk factors. ...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Antidepressants, Concerta

What are the effects of snorting Wellbutrin Concerta and or Strattera?

Wellbutrin (Bupropion) and Strattera (Atomoxetine) both have less recreational value than caffeine, so snorting coffee powder will probably bring more pleasure. Concerta (Methylphenidate) is a stimulant that causes an improvement in motivation and attention, and reduces somonolence by increasing alertness. But it does not really make one feel happy or satisfied like many recreational drugs or antidepressants do. So it is often abused by students as an aid to study before an exam. ...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

What does concerta have in it?

Concerta is a long lasting safe and nearly unabusable version of the drug Ritalin. Due to the mechanism of action that concerta utilizes to deliever the methylphenidate smoothly throughout the day is what places this medication on a different level than most er stimulants...its a miracle drug and should be taken more often than amphetamines because it is less addictive but still effective! ...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

Can you take Concerta and Dexedrine together?

These two very similar drugs have many properties in common. You are almost taking the same drug. So, when you combine these two, you're risking an OD. Talk to your doc about this -- if she prescribed both of them to you ask her all about why she did that please. ...
Asked in Prozac, Concerta

What side effects and benefits should you look for when taking Concerta Prozac and Straterra?

If you are using Prozac and Strattera together, you need to talk to your doctor, as this combination can cause serious side-effects. Read your Patient Insert that came with your Straterra, it covers the use of Prozac and Straterra together. Hope that helps. Concerta is being passed around my school. . .most people think that if you take it you will be hyper and more alert. . .this may be the case in some people. . .however for some people side...
Asked in Antidepressants, Concerta

Is it unusual to be prescribed Strattera Concerta and Wellbutrin for ADHD?

Answer From a medical standpoint it is not uncommon for a combination of medications to use used to treat ADHD. A combination of Concerta (methylphenidate), Strattera (atomoxetine), and Wellbutrin (bupropion) is somewhat odd but not extreme. Both Concerta and Strattera are approved to treat ADHD, Wellbutrin is not although there is some evidence it can be helpful in people with ADHD, particularly those who fail to adequately respond to stimulants. It is perfectly appropriate and fairly common for two medications to be used at one...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Xanax, Concerta

Can you take Concerta and xanax together?

You are asking whether it is appropriate to "self-medicate" and the answer is that it is not. There are reasons why it takes a prescriptions for certain drugs. It is because the drugs have such potential problems if not taken right, or if mixed with other drugs, that a trained medical professional - like a doctor and/or pharmacist - are needed to make sure they are taken safely. It may be that some could take those two drugs safely. Or it could be...
Asked in Adderall, Psychostimulants, Concerta

Does chronic use of ADHD medications like Adderall or Concerta cause severe brain or heart damage?

Unfortunately, there haven't been any long-term research studies conducted. However, mixing two or more psycotraic drugs such as Adderall and Prozac, for example, can cause changes in the brain over time. Where did you hear that? Do you have any concrete evidence? I would love to know, as I am currently taking those two! Well, I know it causes brain damage. I've lived it. I am almost off the meds. now. But, I can't do what I use to do. I was...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

What is the difference from Concerta to d-amphetamine salt combo?

Concerta is Methylphenidate. It is not as strong. I just switched off Concerta to Adderal XR on monday and I can tell you the Adderal is far superior to Concerta. I felt almost super-human that first day. I've been so on top of my school work. Oh, and if you're the type of delinquent that likes to abuse ADD/ADHD the amphetamines are a million times better. ...
Asked in ADD-ADHD, Concerta

What is the recommended dosage of Concerta for a 92-pound person?

The recommanded dosage is always the lowest working dose. If 18mg allows good results, then it is the correct dosage. We start at a low dose, and we increased if we don't get any result after a week trial. Blood volume, brain chemistry and metabolism are the basic determining factors for what dose is ineffective, effective or "high". Concerta is available in 18mg, 27mg, 36mg, 54mg and 72mg extended release capsules. 18mg is the common starting dose for children and 18mg to 36mg for adults...
Asked in Adderall, Psychostimulants, Concerta

Would Concerta or focalin cause less anxiety and mood swings than adderall?

hi, i think conerta gives u less mood swings then adderall xr. atleast that was case with my daughter. she was very moody and crying all of time on adderall xr. changed her to concerta, she totally different. different med's work differntly on people. you just have to try them with the doctor's help Addition to Answer - The original answer is spot-on. Sadly, treating ADHD in both kids and adults requires trial and error to find which of the 8...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

What happens if I don't take my Concerta regularly?

You can stop taking concerta at any time and return to it at any time, no problem, Its recommended to stop concerta for a weak or so every 6 Mont's so that you can fell the full effect again, but you can take it or not as you want but we people w add or adhd want to take it so we can leave a more normal live, If you forget to take it or don't want to, nothing will...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Drug Tests, Concerta

How do they test concerta?

Concerta is a form of ritallin better known as methylphenidate. A standard drug test usually tests for amphetamine (speed) and methylphenidate allows for a false positive to be read. ...
Asked in Adderall, Drug Interactions, Psychostimulants, Concerta

Can you take Adderall and Concerta together?

Yes, if prescribed. Adderall and Concerta are both central nervous system stimulants and when taken together increase the risk of adverse effects including cardiac events (heart attack, tachycardia) and high blood pressure. If your doctor has prescribed these two drugs, he or she has decided that the potential benefit is higher than the risk. Do not recreationally mix these two drugs. ...
Asked in Concerta

Has it been proven that Concerta possibly stunts growth or puberty in adolescents or causes other similar problems?

The latest research on Ritalin (of which Concerta is a derivative) showed that there is no long term growth difference in people who have taken the medication vs. those who have not (meaning they will end up being the same height if all other variables are accounted for). The medication can cause a slight delay in starting puberty, although the effect is not as great as people used to believe. As drugs become older and are studied more, data can be collected...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

Is it safe for your daughter to take Concerta 18mg and Risperdal together if she has ADHD and autistic disorder?

Yes it is safe. My younger brother has ADHD and Asperger's Sydrome and he takes Concerta and Risperdal every morning. I would still recommend asking your doctor if it is safe for HER to use, as medications have different effects on different people. I know this sounds like a Scientologist. But my neighbor's mom told his psychitrist to prescribe him something because she thought he had a problem. He just wrote a ticket for Resperidal without and hesitation. I am glad he...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Concerta

Has anyone else had no results with Concerta or Strattera?

Plenty of people have "no results" on ADHD medications. For people who truly do have ADHD, most respond to one medication or another, so it is important to keep seeing your physician and trying different ones until one is found that works for you and has the fewest side effects. I find that almost always we can find a medication that will work, but no medication works for every person--and some people benefit from other types of treatment. The key, however, is...
Asked in Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Concerta

What causes low blood pressure?

not enough iron and chocolate and sweets Low blood pressure can be caused by many things. People who exercise tend to have a lower blood pressure. If you feel your blood pressure if abnormally low, contact your doctor immediately. ...
Asked in Adderall, Drug Interactions, Psychostimulants, Concerta

If Concerta is crushed and snorted will it have the same effect as snorting Adderall?

First of all, prescription drugs should never be crushed and snorted, especially those for ADD or ADHD. These medications are made to be absorbed over a long period of time and when you break them up, they release medication that was supposed to be relased over a 12 hour period. Think of is this way: how many beers would it take someone to stay drunk for 12 hours? A lot, right? Now what happens if someone drinks all of these in...
Asked in Concerta

Is infertility a side effect of taking Concerta for add?

Not according to drugs.com