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CONCERTA® Basics

Overview: 

The Dose Makes the Difference

You only need to take one daily dose of CONCERTA®

The only ADHD medication with unique OROS® delivery system

CONCERTA® is time released to deliver medication throughout the day

CONCERTA® is proven effective

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CONCERTA® Basics

The Dose Makes the Difference

You only need to take one daily dose of CONCERTA®

The only ADHD medication with unique OROS® delivery system

CONCERTA® is time released to deliver medication throughout the day

CONCERTA® is proven effective

 

If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, ask your healthcare professional about managing the everyday challenges of ADHD with CONCERTA®. Clinical studies showed that CONCERTA® improved overall ADHD symptoms by measuring items such as the ability to follow through on tasks, avoid careless mistakes, and pay close attention.

When properly diagnosed and treated, many adults with ADHD see improvement in their symptoms. With more than 53 million prescriptions written, CONCERTA® has helped many patients manage their ADHD symptoms.

CONCERTA® improves the symptoms of inattention and impulsivity. With these symptoms under control, you can focus better, and pay closer attention to the things you’re doing during the day. All of this may help you better manage your ADHD symptoms at work, at home, and in your personal relationships.

CONCERTA® is the only ADHD treatment with the unique OROS® delivery system. One morning dose slowly releases methylphenidate at an increasing rate throughout the day. Methylphenidate, the medication used in CONCERTA®, has been prescribed for more than 50 years.

Adults with ADHD typically start on a daily dose of 18 or 36 mg of CONCERTA®. But your dose may need to be adjusted to achieve better results. This approach is called titration. You should only take CONCERTA® as instructed by your healthcare professional.

The most common side effects (greater than 10%) for CONCERTA® in adults are dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and insomnia.

 

CONCERTA® is a prescription product approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Talk to your healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Only a healthcare professional can decide whether medication is right for you or your child.

CONCERTA® should not be taken by patients who have: allergies to methylphenidate or other ingredients in CONCERTA®; significant anxiety, tension, or agitation; glaucoma; tics, Tourette's syndrome, or family history of Tourette's syndrome; current or past use of monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); esophagus, stomach, or intestinal narrowing. Children under 6 years of age should not take CONCERTA®.

Abuse of methylphenidate may lead to dependence. Tell your healthcare professional if you or your child has had problems with alcohol or drugs; has had any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems; has had depression, abnormal thoughts or visions, bipolar disorder, or seizure. Contact your healthcare professional immediately if you or your child: develops abnormal thinking or hallucinations, abnormal or extreme moods and/or excessive activity; or if aggressive behavior or hostility develops or worsens while taking CONCERTA®. Your child's healthcare professional should check height and weight often and may interrupt CONCERTA® treatment if your child is not growing or gaining weight as expected.

Stimulants may impair the ability of the patient to operate potentially hazardous machinery or vehicles. Caution should be used accordingly until you are reasonably certain that CONCERTA® does not adversely affect your ability to engage in such activities.

The most common adverse reaction (>5%) reported in children and adolescents was upper abdominal pain. The most common adverse reactions (>10%) reported in adults were dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and insomnia.

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