Concerta is a stimulant. This medication is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficient Disorder and Narcolepsy.
Dosage Information for Concerta
- Inform your physician of any medications you take prior to starting a treatment of Concerta.
- Take as directed by your physician.
- Concerta should be taken with an 8 ounce glass of water. If adequate water is not consumed with this medication, it may swell in the throat and it could lead to choking.
- You should not chew, break or crush this medicine.
- Children that are given chewable Concerta should be monitored to ensure the medication has been thoroughly chewed prior to swallowing.
- To receive the benefits of this medication it should be taken regularly. Do not discontinue without consulting your doctor.
- Store at room temperature and away from heat.
Special Information About Concerta
- If you plan on becoming pregnant, you should talk with your doctor to see if it is safe to take this drug.
- If you are breastfeeding, you should consult with your physician prior to taking drug.
- You should tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions prior to taking this medicine: schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy, high blood pressure, glaucoma, anxiety, motor tics, Tourette’s syndrome or if you are allergic to methylphenidate.
- You should not use this medication in conjunction with a MAO inhibitor. Tell your doctor if you have taken a MAO inhibitor in the past.
- You may experience gas, bloating or diarrhea when taking this drug. If it becomes severe, you should contact your physician.
- Contact your physician if you experience any side effects.
- As with any medication, keep this drug out of the reach of children.
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