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Concerta vs. Daytrana for ADHD

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Concerta

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Other Names: Ritalin   Daytrana   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Metadate CD

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Other Names: Ritalin   Concerta   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Methylin
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le... Read more on Wikipedia
Daytrana (formerly known as MethylPatch) is a transdermal patch marketed by Shire Pharmaceuticals and developed under contract by Noven Pharmaceuticals that was approved in June 2007. In the literature, Daytrana is most commonly referred to as Methylphen... Read more on Wikipedia
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By spryone
November 30, 2014
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By Jescica
August 18, 2014
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My 8 year old daughter's dose was just increased Friday 9/5. Today, she has huge bald spots all over her beautiful head. I didn't even know tov watch for this. She was increased from 17mg to 35mg a day, Extended Release. I need some info and guidance on this. THIS IS CRAZY!!!
Dawn  |  September 8, 2014
We are giving concerta 27 mg for our child. Work for him to certain extent.

meela  |  September 5, 2014
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By Stephen C
November 2, 2013
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By jt2013
October 15, 2013
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Try a lower dose of concerts, the same thing was happening to me but on 36mg I feel great
December 4, 2014
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By concerta two children on 54 and two on 36
September 17, 2013
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Concerta has worked well, although, it has been years and now children are a bit aggressive as bipol
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What patients are saying about Concerta vs. Daytrana

5,225 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
We preferred Daytrana as dd had terrible side effects from...
...as the others, people have had success with both Concerta and Daytrana. We preferred Daytrana as dd had terrible side effects from Concerta, but did ok on RLA. Everyone is...
crash or anxiety related to it and it did not stop working...
...Concerta for residual symptoms of bipolar depression. It helps ...methylphenidate compound, say 10-12 hours. I have no crash or anxiety related to it and it did not ...
When DD switched from Daytrana 15 mgs to Concerta we had...
HI, When DD switched from Daytrana 15 mgs to Concerta we had to go up ...We found that the 18mgs Concerta did nothing, but the 27mgs worked ...and I also think Daytra...
switched from methylphenidate to Concerta 18mg at first...
...just switched from methylphenidate to Concerta 18mg at first then up to 2 times per day to start and I feel nothing except a bit of heart burn. Strange right? I ...I also take prozac 10mg in...
but he does well on Methylphenidate (generic version...
...It is all trial and error. Gabriel didn't do well on Adderall or Concerta, but he does well on Methylphenidate (generic version of short acting Ritalen). Here is a chart for dosing and...
Now that he is on Daytrana (the patch) he is doing very well...
...main problem is the hyper acticity. Concerta worked well but he lost weight. Now that he is on Daytrana (the patch) h...
so I just felt like I slowly crashed all day and it sucke...
concerta I didn't like because after the first ...the repeating methylphenidate released didn't keep me at a level feeling so I just felt like I slowly crashed all day and it sucked. does...
so I just felt like I slowly crashed all day and it sucke...
...concerta I didn't like because after the ...the repeating methylphenidate released didn't keep me at a level feeling so I just felt like I slowly crashed all day and it sucked. does...
much effect on my symptoms, to another Methylphenidate...
if one methylphenidate doesn't work will another? My doctor has changed me from Concerta which was not having much effect on my symptoms, to another Methylphenidate- Medikinet. Is there any reason...
methylphenidate containing tablet has the best controlled...
...I'm currently on Concerta and it's been absolutely the best ADD med I ...replacement possibly and was wondering which methylphenidate containing tablet has the best controlled release besides co...
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