Concerta XL 36 mg
Concerta XL is indicated as part of a comprehensive treatment program for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children 6 years of age and older and adults when corrective measures alone prove insufficient. This medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amount of certain natural substances in the brain. Methylphenidate belongs to a class of drugs called stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It can also help you organize your tasks and improve your listening skills.
Concerta XL 36 mg
Concerta XL 36 mg Medication
Read the Concerta XL 36 mg Medication Guide from your pharmacist before you start taking methylphenidate and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Taking this medicine late in the day may cause difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
Swallow this medication with a full glass of liquid (8 ounces/240 milliliters). Do not crush or chew this medicine. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they are scored and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or divided tablet without crushing or chewing.
How long does it take for Concerta XL 36 mg to kick in?
Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, two central nervous system stimulants that improve focus and reduce impulsivity by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain.
How does Concerta XL 36 mg make you feel?
Concerta XL 36 mg can cause dopamine levels to rise rapidly when taken in very high doses, which can result in a euphoric feeling or a high. Because of that, Concerta can be abused and can lead to addiction.
Side effects of Concerta XL 36 mg
Nervousness, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, dizziness, nausea, vomiting or headache may occur. If any of these side effects last or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
An empty tablet shell may appear in your stool. This effect is harmless because your body has already absorbed the medicine.
Remember that Concerta XL 36 mg medicine has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this drug have no serious side effects.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.
Concerta XL 36 mg Medication: Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of blood flow problems in your fingers or toes (such as coldness, numbness, pain, or skin color changes), unusual sores on your fingers or toes, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood /behavioral changes (such as agitation, aggression, mood swings, abnormal thoughts, suicidal thoughts), uncontrolled muscle movements (such as twitching, shaking), sudden bursts of words/sounds that are difficult to control, vision changes (such as blurred vision).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: fainting, seizures, heart attack symptoms (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating), stroke symptoms (such as weakness in one side of the body, trouble speaking, sudden vision changes, confusion).
In rare cases, men (including young boys and teenagers) may have a painful or prolonged erection that lasts 4 or more hours while using this medication. Caregivers/parents should also be aware of this serious side effect in boys. If a painful or prolonged erection occurs, stop using this medicine and get medical help immediately, otherwise permanent problems may occur. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
A very serious allergic reaction to Concerta XL 36 mg medicine is rare. But get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing.