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Is CONCERTA® Right for My Child?

Overview: 

Proven Effective

CONCERTA® delivers consistent, long-lasting ADHD symptom control

CONCERTA® has over 9 years of proven experience

CONCERTA® is medication for children and adolescents with ADHD.

Help your child manage everyday ADHD challenges with CONCERTA®

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Is CONCERTA® Right for My Child?

Proven Effective

CONCERTA® delivers consistent, long-lasting ADHD symptom control

CONCERTA® has over 9 years of proven experience

CONCERTA® is medication for children and adolescents with ADHD.

Help your child manage everyday ADHD challenges with CONCERTA®

Everyday activities can be a challenge when your child has ADHD. But making the decision to treat your child's ADHD symptoms is an important first step. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, ask a healthcare professional how CONCERTA® can help your child manage ADHD symptoms.

CONCERTA® has been studied in 2,700 children and adolescents.

Methylphenidate, the medication in CONCERTA®, is recommended among first-line therapies by the American Academy of Pediatrics as part of a total treatment program for ADHD. Part of this includes a team of people focused on helping your child like family members, caregivers, teachers, and your child's healthcare professional. This treatment approach may also include behavioral therapy.

In a study, teachers reported that children taking CONCERTA® showed improvement in ADHD symptoms as measured in areas such as focusing better, paying attention better, and completing projects that they started.

In clinical studies with CONCERTA®, the most common adverse reaction in children and adolescents was upper abdominal pain (5.9%).

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, ask his or her healthcare professional how treatment with CONCERTA® can help your child manage the everyday challenges of ADHD.


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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