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Concerta

Rx
/ 71,015 posts
Other Names: Ritalin   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Metadate CD   Ritalin SR

Ritalin

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/ 153,086 posts
Other Names: Concerta   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Ritalin SR   Methylin
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 71,015 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 153,086 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
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
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By CelB
May 16, 2014
CelB wrote
Nicotine Patch and Giant Redbull - Could this induce a heart attack?
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By justme
February 27, 2014
justme wrote
Narcolepsy AND Migraines (on Ritalin)
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By shawn
November 12, 2013
shawn wrote
adderall XR, Vyvanse and Ritalin
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By 4yrs and counting
November 11, 2013
4yrs and counting wrote
please help
Methylphenidate has a lot of consequential issues. The side effects cause more side effects.
It is registered as an over stimulant. So I will wake you up, set off severe depression by suppression some much needed brain chemicals, then stir it all up so you can't sleep, then disorganizes your thinking and concentration. Talk to the manufacturer, they can explain it better than I can. But I did, and now I understand why with some people it wakes them up but makes them want to kill themselves. Not
kmphillipscats3  |  May 22, 2014
try Provigil
viki  |  February 28, 2014
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By Stephen C
November 2, 2013
Stephen C wrote
Concerta Side Effects
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By jt2013
October 15, 2013
jt2013 wrote
Concerta side effects/ crash
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By Mahya Tayyar
September 24, 2013
Mahya Tayyar wrote
Ritalin and Atarax
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By concerta two children on 54 and two on 36
September 17, 2013
concerta two children on 54 and two on 36 wrote
Concerta has worked well, although, it has been years and now children are a bit aggressive as bipol
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By DW
September 10, 2013
DW wrote
Concerta, Alcohol, Black out
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What patients are saying about Concerta vs. Ritalin

16,683 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
i used to be on 10mg of ritalin x2 a day i had side effects...
...for me, but concerta i find is much better... im on 36mg each day with concerta i used to be on 10mg of ritalin x2 a day i had side effects but the side effects are worse with concerta but...
dose on Concerta or Ritalin greatly reduces the side effects...
...with this !! I like Concerta and mph works really well on me I am taking 54 mg Concerta with SOS ...before the dose on Concerta or Ritalin greatly reduces the side effects (in my case Anxiety...
type meds? My son did well on regular Ritalin, but when we...
...other methylphenidate type meds? My son did well on regular Ritalin, but when we made the switch to Concerta the side effects were too much. (Headache, ...delivery system from Concerta and he ...
tried Concerta, then switched to Ritalin. Concerta gave me...
...Concerta, then switched to Ritalin. Concerta gave ...with ritalin. Concerta was just too expensive for me. I'm glad it wor...
daughter had some side effects w/ritilan so we switched to...
My daughter had some side effects w/ritilan so we switched to concertta. She did much better w/concertta, but she is doing just as well w/strattera (changed...
concerta. The doctor stated that there are no side effects...
...Tomorrow my grandaughter switches from ritilan to concerta. The doctor stated that there are no side effects with this medication. ...) So if anyone has used concerta please reply with...
the headaches went away after 5 days on Ritalin, and the...
...experience on Ritalin was that the headaches went away after 5 days on Ritalin, and the sleepiness ...if I took too little Ritalin I could ...on Ritalin I changed to Concerta as the Ritalin r...
I tried ritalin only once and HATED the rebound. I...
...I tried ritalin only once and HATED the rebound. I switched to Concerta xr and liked that much better. I was so...
old. Initially they tried ritalin, then strattera with...
...8 years old. Initially they tried ritalin, then strattera with no success they tried concerta which is a slow release drug. It is the best result we are...
has taken Ritalin, Adderall (the worst side effects), and...
...Ritalin, Adderall (the worst side effects), and Concerta (worked the best, but got stomach pains). The dr. is now putting him on Strattera starting at 18mg...
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