Concerta

Active Ingredient(s): Methylphenidate
FDA Approved: * August 1, 2000
Pharm Company: * ALZA
Category: ADD / ADHD

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Concerta Overview

Methylphenidate, sold under the trade names Ritalin among others, is a stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.[1] It is a first line medication for ADHD.[1] It is taken by mouth or applied to the skin.[1] Different formulations have different durations of effect.[1] Common side effects include trouble sleeping, anxiety, and weight loss.[1] More serious sid...

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white pill orange speckles

a white oval round pill with orange stuff speckles with the 60 on one side and V on the other what is this pill please help me find out ## Hello, Britt! How are you? I'm sorry, but so far, I've not been able to find anything that matches this description. However, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet? ## It is Concerta and used for AHHD works like a stimulant

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Risperlet

My son of 6 was diagnosed with ADHD, in the past month - the specialist put him on Concerta and Risperlet 0.5 1/2 a day. I'm worried about this because the research that I have done shows that it is a very potent antipsychotic medication but he does not have any depression or mental disorder. ## You are correct, it contains the active ingredient Risperidone, which is a potent antipsychotic. Learn more Risperidone details here. It also causes a lot of sedation, so it's really going to negate the effects of the Concerta. Learn more Concerta details here. Did you try asking the doctor why he put him on it? ## My grandson has been using risperdal but now drinking risperlet as we cannot find risperdal quicklets anymore. He is on 1mg twice a day. Is there a difference and how long wil...

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wean off epitec

Hi there I am 22 years old I have been on epileptic medication and anti depressants for 12 years as I had a brain tumour at the age of 9. I am suddenly having concerns about the medication I am on, I was on Epilem for several years for the epilepsy, until I was changed to lamictin about 10 years ago. I've been on many anti depressants as well as Concerta and Ritalin as I was once diagnosed ADHD. Now all I have been taking for the past 8 years have been Lamictan and Cipralex. However over the last year I went on the generic Epetic and I stopped taking cipralex this year as I had a spiritual awakening and found the need to try cure it on my own as I have been on so much medication that I feel my body wants to become addicted to it. I now have just started a more generalized anxiety pi...

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Extended Release Concerta Accidentally Dissolved In Child's Mouth - What Could Happen

My child recently starting taking extended release concerta and before he could swallow it down it dissolved on the side of his mouth and he couldn't get out from the side of his mouth and check. This is the extended release concerta. Is there anything we should look out for? What can happen? Very concerned parents. ## Did you contact his doctor, or emergency services? In the future, you should do so any time you are concerned about your child and the dosage of the medication they are getting. With it possibly all dissolving in his mouth, there is a chance of his getting too much medication at once and suffering from an overdose. How is he doing? I'd suggest that you teach him the proper way to take pills, to avoid this in the future. He should put them in his mouth as far back ...

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ALZO 54

Light brown bullet shape ## what is the a brown oblong pill with alzo 54 on it ## This tablet is manufactured by Alza Corporation and they list it as being 54mg Concerta tablet, which is most commonly used to treat ADHD, and narcolepsy. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia, and anorexia. Is there anything I can help with?

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Why Concerta is not showing up in a urine test

My six year old is taking concerta. When we went for his follow up at the Dr they said it wasn't showing up in his system when he takes it everyday. What could cause this? ## Hello, Kailey! How are you? Do you know what type of test they're using? If it's just a standard 5 panel, then Concerta can't be detected with it. They have to be using a certain specific test, or expensive more in-depth ones to detect it, because it's not actually an amphetamine, though it shares some characteristics with them. Some general practitioners aren't aware of this. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and weight loss. ## Hello, I had the same thing happen. I am an adult...

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Concerta immune/tolerance build-up

My son, who is 8, started 18mg Concerta a couple of weeks ago for ADHD. The first couple of days it was wonderful. He was generally happier, his concentration was excellent. He did talk a mile a minute and had trouble falling asleep at night. Both my husband and I were amazed at how well it worked. But the effect has been steadily becoming less and less by the day. It's been 2 weeks now and he's very much like how he was (impulsive, no concentration, doesn't listen etc) even while on medication. Has anyone else experienced this and if we up the dosage now, how many more times and how often would we have to up it??? ## My step son has worked his way up to 90mg of Concerta a day. He is 10. 18mg is a very low dose, you may want to speak to your doctor about it. Oh and if you ar...

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Concerta Refill

I had a question about refilling Concerta. I live in Washington State and have been taking Concerta for about four years. It works wonderfully. However, I know that there are no "refills". You have to get a new prescription every thirty days. My doctor told me to contact him when I'm down to a 4-5 day supply. I do it, and he refills the prescription usually the same day. I go to the pharmacy to pick it up, usually only 25 days since my previous fill of 30. Am I missing something? Aren't refills on Schedule II drugs supposed to be really strict? I'm glad I can get them refilled early because of my crazy work schedule and the fact I inevitably lose 1 or 2 pills each month down the sink or into the toilet. I just don't want the pharmacy to say "Your Busted! No m...

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Concerta and pregnancy

I have been on 54mg of Concerta for Major Depressive Disorder since 2010. This medication has been fundamentally beneficial to managing my depression. I am about to start trying to conceive for my first child and my dr has suggested I come off this medication for the pregnancy. I want to try this but at the same time am concerned about if I will be able to function off it. I want the best for my baby (if I'm lucky enough to fall pregnant). I wanted to hear from anyone who as come off this medication for pregnancy OR remained on it during pregnancy. I'd really love to hear what effects you experienced and if you remained on it, what effects has it had to your baby? Did you take it during breast feeding? I would be greatful for any information. Thank you

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concerta or desoxyn

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...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Methylphenidate
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 25mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 10 Mg., 15 Mg., 20 Mg., 30 Mg., 40 Mg., 50 Mg., And 60 Mg., 100mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg, 60mg, 80mg
  • Film, Extended Release: 10mg/9hr (1.1mg/hr), 15mg/9hr (1.6mg/hr), 20mg/9hr (2.2mg/hr), 30mg/9hr (3.3mg/hr)
  • For Suspension, Extended Release: 5mg/ml
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml, 5mg/5ml
  • Suspension: 5mg per ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Chewable: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 10mg, 18mg, 20mg, 27mg, 30mg, 36mg, 40mg, 54mg, 60mg, 80mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release, Chewable: 20mg, 30mg, 40mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating, Extended Release: 10mg, 17.3mg, 20mg, 25.9mg, 30mg, 8.6mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Concerta: (8 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50458-585 24 Hr Concerta 18 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-586 Concerta 36 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-587 Concerta 54 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-588 Concerta 27 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 54868-4489 24 Hr Concerta 18 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4759 Concerta 36 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4789 Concerta 54 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4957 Concerta 27 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

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I take both oxycontin and concerta. I was wanting to know if taking both are too dangerous together? ## Have they both b... 1 reply






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