Concerta Side Effects

Side effects of Concerta?

Although most people tolerate Concerta well, there are some potential side effects of the medication. Some of the most common side effects of Concerta include headaches, upper respiratory infections, and abdominal pain. In many cases, the side effects are minor and may easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are more serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including suicidal thoughts, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Based on these studies, the most common side effects of Concerta include:

* Loss of appetite -- in up to 25.3 percent of people
* Headaches -- up to 22.2 percent
* Dry mouth -- up to 14 percent
* Nausea -- up to 12.8 percent
* Insomnia -- up to 12.3 percent
* Tics (uncontrolled movements) -- up to 9 percent
* Upper respiratory infections (similar to the common cold) -- up to 8 percent
* Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) -- up to 7 percent.

Other common side effects (occurring in 2 to 7 percent of people) included:

* Dizziness
* Weight loss (see Concerta and Weight Loss)
* Accidental injury
* Irritability
* Increased sweating
* Vomiting
* Loss of appetite
* Cough
* Irritated or sore throat
* Sinus infection or irritation
* Fever
* Irritated or runny nose
* Shakiness (tremor)
* Ingestion or heartburn
* Painful menstrual periods
* Diarrhea.

Concerta can also cause a temporary slowing of growth in children. This slowing of growth is usually small, and children usually catch up to within normal limits in time.

What are the side effects of a 72 mg dose of Concerta?

At higher than 70mg you'll get decreased appetite, headache, dry mouth, nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety, dizziness, weight loss, irritability, increased sweating, increased blood pressure and heart rate with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting, Seizures, mainly in people with a history of seizures, Eyesight changes or blurred vision, Circulation problems in your fingers and toes with symptoms such as feeling numb, cool, or painful. Best advice don't push, stick the dose your Dr recommends.

Concerta 18 mg side effects?

My ten year old son was switched from Ritalin to Concerta 27. The side effects were flue-like symptoms - fever and lethargy. He was unable to get to sleep until around 1am and was miserable. We tried it on three occasions, a week apart, then went back to his paediatrician who wrote a script for Concerta 18.

The Concerta 18 has been working, however he has trouble falling asleep. Loss of appetite has been a problem with both Ritalin and Concerta so we ensure that the food he does eat has a high nutritional content. We would rather that he not be medicated but his teachers have found that it makes a dramatic difference in his ability to focus and complete class work.

Good luck.

Expired Concerta Side Effects?

I recently discovered a bottle of expired Concerta (which I believe is generic Ritalin, but I'm not totally sure). My brother is a recovering drug addict and will be coming home from rehab tomorrow. Although I have hidden the medication until I can bring it to a pharmacy to be properly disposed of I am still concerned that he may find it and use it to get high.

So what I want to know is:
1. Are there any dangerous side effects of taking expired (by about 18 months) Concerta/Ritalin?
2. Is it possible for him to use it to get high?

Whatare the side effects of the drug Concerta?

Headache, stomach pain, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, irritability, nervousness, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation or (rarely) drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Inactive parts of this drug may be passed in your stool as a harmless soft mass that may look like the original tablet. This is normal for this drug.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: uncontrolled movements (motor tics or tremor), verbal tics (e.g., Tourette's syndrome), weight loss, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, chest pain, mental/mood changes, difficulty urinating.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

How effective is Concerta?

It depends. No single ADHD medication works well for everyone.Concerta is a form of Ritalin (methylphenidate).Ritalin and Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts) are two of the most commonly prescribed medications for ADHD.Some people respond really well to drugs in the Ritalin family, while others do better on those in the Adderall family. Some people do best on other stimulants (such as Vyvanse) or on non-stimulant meds (such as Strattera or Wellbutrin), or meds originally designed to treat high blood pressure (such as Catapres or Tenex).The most effective/best med is that which provides the greatest symptom relief and the fewest side-effects.

Side effects of concerta - bloody noses?

my son is on concerta 18mg a day and he has had 2 major bloody noses. both times he was playing with other kids and they bumped heads (which he has done many times in the past) while playing and his nose just starts bleeding and it takes about 20 minutes to stop it. is this is a side effect of concerta or just a coincidence?

Horrible side effects on Concerta?

This all happened today Im posting this now, below is basically what i felt from the beginning of this till now:
-Feeling of extreme depression
-No appetite at all
-Feel as if im not myself
-mood swings
-still cant focus
-No desire to be around anyone at times, but other times dont want to be alone
-Hard time breathing/shortness of breath
-heart racing
-tight chest
-feeling fidgety
-Feeling really hot, but skin cold to touch
-No desire to do anything
-Upset stomach
-my mom has been trying to comfort me and soothe me, because i also when i came home had an anxiety attack/panic attack and was (as embarassing as this is to say) just crying for no reason.
-I felt extremely agitated when she was like touching me, like trying to make me feel better. Just like i wanted to be left alone.
-very anrgy
-low tolerance of certain things/people
-lash out on people easily
-feel like things/life is pointless

I feel horrible right now

What are the effects of snorting Concerta?

Nothing good can come of snorting your meds. Concerta is prescribed for ADHD, and is in an extended-release form. Snorting Concerta would be an attempt to bypass the slow absorption of the drug. The side effect picture of taking Concerta as prescribed include the risks of seizures and heart attack. Concerta: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - So taking Concerta rapidly would exponentially increase these risks. "Well-known symptoms of intoxication include signs of sympathetic nervous stimulation, such as agitation, anxiety, tachycardia, hypertension, headache, tremor, and dizziness." Orofacial dyskinesia induced by nasal Ritalin(R) (methylphenidate) sniffing: a rare case report from Switzerland. The toxicity of the nasal effects are outmatched only by intravenous toxicity. [Methylphenidate misuse]. Severe toxicity due to injected but not oral or nasal abuse of methylphenidate tablets.If you were looking for the "high" generated by snorting, unfortunately that has been poorly studied. It doesn't appear to be all that spectacular as highs go (sounds something like drinking too much coffee). One online user described the following (I have retained all spelling, so you get a sense of how your brain will work after a period of time): "snorting them doesnt work that well cause cause its still all waxy and doesnt get absorbed slownly and basically it ends up dribbling down your throat/you eat the huge a** drug-boogers in your nose" Snorting/chewing concerta? Now, that doesn't sound like a good time to me, particularly added to the risk of seizures and heart stoppage. Please seek help if this somehow sounds good to you.

What are the long term effects of concerta?

One of the Concerta side effects reported in long term studies was facial tics. After an average of 7 months of treatment one study of 682 children found that 1% of patients developed facial tics. In a second study lasting 27 months, 9% of patients had developed tics.In two trails (one involving just children and the second a mixture of children, adolescents and adults) 6.7% of the patients discontinued using the drug because of side effects with insomnia being the leading cause.

What were they taking concerta for adhd? and could you describe how they were acting ?