Swallow whole with liquids. Take once daily in the AM. Switching from methylphenidate 5mg 2 or 3 times daily: initially Concerta 18mg once daily.
All of this may help you better manage your ADHD symptoms at work, at home, and in your social situations. One morning dose slowly releases methylphenidate at an increasing rate throughout the day. But your dose may need to be adjusted to achieve better results.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Aug 15, Dosing recommendations are based on current dose regimen and clinical judgment.
Concerta and Ritalin are stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD. While these two medications have similar effects on the brain, their differences lie in strength, dosage, and how long you take the medication. Stimulants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs for ADHD.
What is Concerta methyphenidate HCl? Concerta is a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD in adults, and children over 6. Stimulants influence the parts of the brain and central nervous system that control hyperactivity and impulses.
By mouth using immediate-release medicines. Treatment may be started using a modified-release preparation. When switching from immediate-release preparations to modified-release preparations—consult product literature.
Stimulant medication improves hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity in both pediatric and adult populations with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD. However, data regarding the optimal dosage in adults is still limited. We report the case of a year-old Caucasian patient who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder when he was nine years old.
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.