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Concerta 18Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Medicine composition: Methylphenidate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Known as a central nervous system stimulant, Concerta 18Mg Tablet is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. It influences and affects the chemicals in the brain that control impulses and hyperactivity. This means that it helps you to concentrate and pay attention more, and control various behavior problems.

Let your doctor know if you have a history of epilepsy, drug and alcohol addiction, Tourette’s syndrome, and depression. Concerta 18Mg Tablet is not to be used at all if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, and selegilinein the last two weeks.

It is vital that you take Concerta 18Mg Tablet exactly as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Take this in the morning as the medicine can cause sleeping problems. Be careful and make sure that no one else has your medicine as it is very habit forming and dangerous for those with drug addictions. While taking this medicine, you may need to undergo regular physical checks with your doctor.

Contact your doctor immediately if you have muscle twitches, seizures, chest pain, numbness, vision problems and hallucinations.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking Methylphenidate with alcohol may increase the blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Concerta 54mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Concerta 18Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Methylphenidate, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Concerta 18Mg Tablet inhibits dopamine re-absorption in central adrenergic neurons by inhibiting transport of dopamine or carrier proteins. It causes enhanced sympathomimetic function in the Central Nervous System.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Rimarex 300Mg Capsule

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