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Is anyone having success with 54 mg of Concerta? Are there any side effects? ## My son has been in detox for two days and they have put him on conserta, please let me know the success this drug has on drug addication ## its not for drug addiction it's for add and adhd, why would the drs put him on it, look at the leaflet that it comes with (ask pharmicist for it they have to give it to you) ## Shannon is right. METHYLPHENIDATE (Metadate® ER, Ritalin®-SR or the once-daily brands Concerta®, Metadate® CD, Ritalin® LA) is a stimulant. It can improve attention span, concentration, and emotional control, and reduce restless or overactive behavior. This medicine treats attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can also help a condition called narcolepsy, ... ...
Updated 9 years ago in Concerta.
Thu, Mar 02 '06, 9:14 PM
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Updated 10 years ago in Concerta.
Wed, May 25 '05, 10:37 PM
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My daughter just started taking concera a week ago. This is her second week and she is feeling like a zombie. She is 16 years old. Can anyone talk to me and give advice ## This can be a normal side effect, while her body is adjusting to the medication, however, it should taper off in a few more weeks as her body gets used to it. If it is really causing her a problem, you may want to contact her doctor, for advice. There is always the chance that she is on the wrong dosage or wrong medication to help her. Are there any comments or questions? ## I was told by a doctor that if they are on a too high a dose, they will act like a zombie. I think the dose is too high. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Concerta.
Thu, Nov 03 '11, 10:53 AM
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My son has been taking 18 mg of Concerta for a month, he is 6 years old. Since his mood is much more stable, he is less emotional and seems to focus more. He is also less obsessive about things he was before. He seems more able to play alone and doesn't always look for a friend. He has a little less appetite but he sleeps well and doesn't have other side effects. Overall Concerta is helping him. ...
Updated 5 years ago in Concerta.
Sun, Jul 11 '10, 7:20 PM
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I AM LOOKING TO HEAR FROM SOME ADULTS AND HOW THEY ARE DOING ON THIS MED. I SEEM TO BE TIRED ANDAGITATED ALL THE TIME. ANY SUGGESTIONS? ## have you talked to your dr? maybe he has some suggestions ## I tried this recently because my insurance wouldn't pay for Nuvigil. I had horrible side effects. It was given to me because of lethargy from extreme depression. I felt like I had flu-like symptoms, stomach pain, headache and went right to bed until it was out of my system. Nuvigil is nasty as well but less symptoms. ## wwen they took darvocet off the market i was lost;pain and couldnt concetrate or finish anything i started was diagnosed w/ ADD @age8 but would not take the pills dont no wat they were-but now im 43 and i am addicted to painpills (cant function w/o them)but CENTRA was in... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Concerta.
Fri, Dec 05 '14, 4:37 PM
 Concerta Methylphenidate
Methylphenidate (trade names Concerta, Methylin, Medikinet, Ritalin, Equasym XL, Quillivant XR, Metadate) is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the phenethylamine[3] and piperidine classes that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Methylphenidate has been studied and researched for over 50 years and has a very good efficacy and safety record for the treatment of ADHD.[4] The original patent was owned by CIBA, now Novartis Corpora...
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I have a 14 yo son and a 13 yo daughter that are both on 54 mg of concerta and straterra.My daughter is doing very good.But my son is not good on his meds ## My 5 yo son was on 54 mg of Concerta and it didn't seem to be working so the doctors put him on 30 mg or ritalin and that seems to be helping a little bit but he is still very hyper and still has a problem staying on task for longer than 15 mins, but he also has bipolar disorder. I never thought that they could diagnos a child that young but i am glad that i had him tested because it is helping a little bit but not as much as I thought that it would. ## First I would like to state this is only my opinion based on personal experiences and various observations. I am not a professional by ANY MEANS. I am a 17 year old Junior at Ta... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Concerta.
Mon, Nov 21 '11, 1:53 PM
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Hey im a high school student taking concerta and have noticed an incredibly large diffrence in the days that i do and do not take my medication. i love this pill it is the best ive used so far and it really helps me manage my adhd! i highly recommend this medicine! ...
Updated 9 years ago in Concerta.
Mon, Dec 05 '05, 2:34 PM
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My stepson has been taking concerta and strattera, and in the past 2 years he has had 3 seizure's. After my husband and i went online to get info. about these medications we are concerned that the medication is causeing the seizures. My husband talked to his X about talking him off the medications but she refuses, she said the doctor said thats not cause it...But it contuines to happen. The thing that makes us so said is that we had him off the medication last summer for a couple of weeks, and he seemed so alive, outgoing, happy....and on the meds he a depressed little always sad and tired...Has anyone ever had this problem with this medicaton? ## My grandson has been taking concerta for about two years. He all ways seems the same way as your stepson but has not had any seizures as ... ...
Updated 9 years ago in Concerta.
Tue, Nov 29 '05, 11:09 AM
concerta 36
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I need to know what the difference is with the two sides on the inside of a Concerta 36? Is it 2 separate drugs that make it what it is because I was told one side was the actual methylphenidate and the other side was a blood pressure drug? Someone know is addicted to abusing pills or anything else it seems and I told him to not to misuse this pill, because I was also told it could kill a person if it's taken the wrong way. Can someone help me explain this pill to him so he can read for himself from someone else what's exactly going on because he thinks I'm joking about it and I just don't want him to die for making the wrong decision. Seriously as fast as you can possibly respond would be helpful. Thank you for your time in advance. ## Hello, Lee! How are you? No, there... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Concerta.
Thu, Feb 26 '15, 2:27 PM
Concerta Er
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I've been taking Amphetamine Salts 30mg for about 2 years, this had been great for the depression but it sur- pressed my appetite and effected my taste buds so drastically, I had no interest in food whatsoever. Then my physician suggested concerta ER, but that didn't seem to do much for my depression. ## Well neither of them are actual antidepressants, they are actually stimulant medications that are normally used to treat conditions such as ADHD and narcolepsy. Learn more Amphetamine Salts details here. Learn more Concerta details here. So, it's normal for them to cause appetite suppression, but they don't usually help much with depression, because they can cause irritability, so that will actually backfire in some people. Have you tried any actual antidepressants? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Concerta.
Wed, Jan 09 '13, 6:40 PM
concerta xl
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Updated 10 years ago in Concerta.
Tue, Jun 07 '05, 11:19 AM
Concerta 36mg
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Can I take 2-18mg of Concerta to equal my 36mg. I ran out of my 36mg and I have 4 18mg from previous script ## Hello, Lois! How are you? Yes, that should be fine, as long as your doctor approves. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, nervousness and insomnia. This medication also carries the risk of being habit forming. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 27 days ago in Concerta.
Fri, Sep 11 '15, 1:49 PM
concerta works!
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i am a high school student and recently just started taking concerta. i love it. i can focus way more and my grades are doing much better. i take concerta on the weekdays and skip the weekends. i enjoy this pill i finally feel focused! ...
Updated 6 years ago in Concerta.
Sat, Dec 20 '08, 9:25 AM
linisopril and concerta
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I take 20 mg of linisopril 2 times a day. Doctor thinks I have adult ADD and is considering concerta. I am worried about the reaction between the two. ## Take 20mg of Lisinopril along with my Concerta. No side effects for me. ...
Updated 26 days ago in Concerta.
Sat, Sep 12 '15, 9:00 AM
Concerta Er 27mg
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Updated 4 years ago in Concerta.
Thu, Feb 24 '11, 6:31 PM
What are the effects if the dosage of Concerta is too high?
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Our 17 year old is taking 54 mg of Concerta 1x a day. The past few weeks she has been/had weepy, irritable, dizzy, headaches, increased sweating, trouble sleeping and loss of appetite/nausea. She spikes with extreme anger and just seems to be much more agitated. Are these symptoms of her dose being too high? She has been on this dosage for over a year? Concerta has been given to her for almost 2 yrs. Thanks! ## Hello, Jennifer! How are you? Yes, it could be, unless you have reasons to suspect that she may be doing some other type of drug. Another alternative could be hormonal changes, she is at the right age for another shift in them to occur. Has her doctor been consulted? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Concerta.
Tue, Apr 22 '14, 5:47 PM
concerta dose drop
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I been on methylphenidate now for 7 years my psychiatrist has been prescribing it to me now for 7 years and for me taking concerta is like putting on a pair of shiny clean glasses and I can see more clearly. I was on 36mg concerta and thought I might ask my dr to drop the dose to see if I could get more out of it and I did I have now been on 27mg concerta and I have noticed a massive improvement I'm not so jittery, impulsive, don't talk as much as I used to, my behaviour is more mature and I feel so proud of myself. It's been 4 months now on the dose drop fr 36mg to 27mg and i feel more like myself again and the concerta helps me to focus concentrate and function with my add ...
Updated 4 months ago in Concerta.
Sat, May 09 '15, 2:57 PM
desoxyn or concerta
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Any opinions on which is bettet for add ## Hello, Irock7! How are you? You will get opinions on both sides of the fence for both. What it really comes down to is each individual person and what works best for them, since we are all different. What works well for one person may not work at all for you and vice-versa. Which has your doctor recommended? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Desoxyn.
Tue, Dec 10 '13, 2:21 PM
concerta or desoxyn
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I have ADD , as a child I could not even get out of bed to go out and play,I was called a dummy all my life until I started to take desoxyn after I was forced to drop out of school.I was about 18. Once I started this wonder drug my whole world opened up. I excelled at everything I tried it was as though a curtain was opened up for me.I just could not learn as others do and still can't. However everyone who meets me thinks I have gone to college. I have been taking concerta 36 x 3 daily for some years now and at this point Its not working.I asked my Dr who I have been seeing for 30 years If he would give me a RX for the desoxyn.He did however I'm thinking this is going to be a problem because one pharmacy has already told me they will not get the medication. What the heck is it w... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Concerta.
Mon, Dec 26 '11, 4:39 PM

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