CONCERTA® Basics

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Is CONCERTA® Right for Me?

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What to Expect From CONCERTA®

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ADHD Resources

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CONCERTA® Basics

The Dose Makes the Difference

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.

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 social situations.

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.

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.

Is CONCERTA® Right for Me?

Effective Symptom Control

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® 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®.

What to Expect From CONCERTA®

Adults with ADHD are typically started on a daily dose of 18 or 36 mg of CONCERTA®. But like many treatments for ADHD in adults, your dose may need to be adjusted to achieve better results. This approach is called titration.

If you don't feel your symptoms have improved enough, talk to your healthcare professional about finding the right dose for you. You should not stop taking CONCERTA® without first talking to your doctor.

CONCERTA® should not be used in children less than 6 years old because it has not been studied in this age group. CONCERTA® may not be right for you or your child. Before starting CONCERTA®, tell your or your child’s doctor about all health conditions . Your doctor or your child's doctor can discuss potential side effects. Please read the accompanying Medication Guide before speaking with your or your child's doctor.

You only need to take CONCERTA® once a day in the morning, with or without food. CONCERTA® provides medication that's released at an increasing rate throughout the day.

CONCERTA® can help you manage the symptoms of inattention and impulsivity. With these symptoms under control, you can focus better and pay closer attention to the things you are doing during the day. Some experts agree that ADHD medication is most effective when used on an everyday basis to encourage healthy habits of planning and discipline.

The most common side effects (greater than 10%) for CONCERTA® in adults are dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and insomnia. Manage the everyday challenges of ADHD with CONCERTA®.

ADHD Resources

Support Is Available

The more you know about ADHD, the better you can manage it.

Here are some helpful resources you can use for education and support:

ADD.org

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is a leading ADHD organization.
http://www.add.org

CHADD.org

Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support for people with ADHD.
www.chadd.org

NIMH.NIH.gov

The National Institute of Mental Health provides useful information about ADHD in adults.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

ADDitude Magazine

Stay on top of the latest information about ADHD in adults.
http://www.additudemag.com