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Is CONCERTA® Right for Me?

Overview: 

Effective Symptom Control

CONCERTA® delivers extended time-released medication throughout the day

Significantly improves ADHD symptoms like inattention and impulsivity

Effectively manage your ADHD symptoms with CONCERTA®

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Is CONCERTA® Right for Me?

Effective Symptom Control

CONCERTA® delivers extended time-released medication throughout the day

Significantly improves ADHD symptoms like inattention and impulsivity

Effectively manage your ADHD symptoms with CONCERTA®

Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to manage such day-to-day responsibilities as getting organized, accomplishing tasks, and keeping appointments. ADHD symptoms affect adults at work, at home and in social situations.

CONCERTA® can significantly improve ADHD symptomos in adults, including focus, attention, organization, and the ability to control impulsive behavior. CONCERTA® was proven to be effective in clinical studies that included more than 1,000 adults. In these studies, the most common side effects (greater than 10%) are dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and insomnia.

Many adults with ADHD may have concerns that their ADHD medication will affect their sleep. If this is a concern for you, ask your healthcare professional if CONCERTA® may be the right choice for you.

CONCERTA® is the only ADHD treatment that combines a medication called methylphenidate, with the unique OROS® delivery system. Just one morning dose of CONCERTA® slowly releases medication at an increasing rate throughout the day.

A total approach to treating adults with ADHD includes both medication and behavioral therapy. This approach can be an effective way to manage your ADHD symptoms. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD, ask your healthcare professional about managing ADHD symptoms with CONCERTA®.


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.

Abuse of methylphenidate may lead to dependence. Tell your healthcare professional if you or your child has had problems with alcohol or drugs. Keep CONCERTA® in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse.

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®.

Tell your healthcare professional if you or your child 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. Tell your doctor if you have or your child has numbness, pain, skin color change or sensitivity to temperature in fingers or toes. 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®. Painful and prolonged erections (priapism) have occurred with methylphenidate. If you or your child develop priapism, seek medical help right away. Because of the potential for lasting damage, priapism should be evaluated by a doctor immediately. 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 in double-blind clinical trials (>5%) reported in children and adolescents was upper abdominal pain. The most common adverse reactions in double-blind clinical trials (>5%) in adult patients were decreased appetite, headache, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, weight decreased, irritability, and hyperhidrosis.

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