CONCERTA 54MG (methylphenidate)
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Concerta(methylphenidate) is a prescription medication help us to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Concerta belongs to a group of drugs called CNS (central nervous system) stimulants, It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulsiveness control.
A diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; DSM-IV) implies the presence of hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that caused impairment and were present before age 7 years. The symptoms must cause clinically significant impairment, e.g., in social, academic, or occupational functioning, and be present in two or more settings, e.g., school (or work) and at home. The symptoms must not be better accounted for by another mental disorder. For the Inattentive Type, at least six of the following symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months: lack of attention to details/careless mistakes; lack of sustained attention; poor listener; failure to follow through on tasks; poor organization; avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort; loses things; easily distracted; forgetful. For the Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, at least six of the following symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months: fidgeting/squirming; leaving seat; inappropriate running/climbing; difficulty with quiet activities; “on the go;” excessive talking; blurting answers; can’t wait turn; intrusive. The Combined Type requires both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive criteria to be met.
SIDE EFFECTS :
- stomach pain,
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- weight loss,
- vision problems,
- skin rash,
- numbness/tingling/cold feeling in the hands or feet, and
The dose of methylphenidate extended-release needs to be individualized according to the needs of the person taking the medication. The dose is usually started low and increased gradually to the dose that works best for the person.
For people who are not currently taking methylphenidate extended release, the usual starting dose is 18 mg once daily in the morning with or without food.
For people currently taking methylphenidate extended release, the starting dose depends on the current dose being taken. Doses above 72 mg daily are not recommended.
Swallow this medication whole with water or other liquids. Do not crush, chew, or split the tablets. This medication is designed to be released into the body over time. When the tablet is broken, the medication is released into the body faster than it should be and may cause serious side effects.