Concerta 36 mg pill is a stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adults, and adolescents. It is available in both oral and extended-release (long-acting) forms; each form has the same chemical composition
Concerta 36 mg tablet is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Narcolepsy. This stimulant works by affecting certain uncontrolled chemicals in the brain and helps to control hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It affects how people think, feel and act, including their ability to concentrate on tasks.
Concerta helps in different ways to treat patients.
- It treats ADHD and Narcolepsy symptoms.
- Maintains impulsiveness.
- It helps to be more attentive.
- Increases listening ability.
- Controls mood swings.
- It is used to control hyperactivity.
- To increase energy levels
- And manage behavioural changes.
Storage Procedure of Concerta 36 mg
- Keep the tablets in their blister pack until you are ready to take them.
- Do not store them in a refrigerator or freezer.
- Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and pets. It must not be given to anyone else even if their symptoms seem the same as yours.
- Store Concerta 36 mg tablets at room temperature, keep the bottle tightly closed and protect from moisture.
Steps need to Follow
- Always take this medicine as directed and never stop taking it without asking your healthcare provider.
- It is usually taken in the morning with or without food.
- Swallow it with a full glass of water and never more than once a day.
- If you have a medical condition, ask your doctor before using Concerta 36 mg.
- The extended-release capsule takes longer to make its effect on the body, generally two hours or longer after taking it.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages and drugs while taking Concerta 36 mg pills.
- Do not stop using it immediately to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- Never share it with others(especially children and drug-addicted people) without a prescription. A single dose can cause dangerous effects.
- It is mandatory to check height and weight if it is getting used by a child.
- Avoid misusing and remember not to chew, crush or break it.
- Check the expiry date before using and dispose of the used or expired medicine should be done carefully.
- Over time your doctor may change the number of doses for better results.
- Never sell or buy Concerta 36 mg online illegally. It is against the law.
Who Should Not Use This Medicine?
- People who have an allergy or a history of asthma, bronchitis or emphysema or another breathing condition should not take Concerta 36 mg.
- Do not use Concertaina if you are pregnant or nursing.
- Avoid using it if you are addicted to alcohol or drugs.
- Do not use this medicine if you have used MAO inhibitors like; tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline and rasagiline in the last 14 days to avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Or if you are suffering from; Tourette’s syndrome, heart problems or a congenital heart defect, agitation, epilepsy or problems with the stomach, oesophagus or intestines, have high blood pressure, severe high blood pressure or a heart problem, glaucoma, overactive thyroid, severe anxiety, tension.
What do I need to avoid while continuing Concerta 36 mg?
The most important thing to avoid while using Concerta is drinking alcohol or taking other medications that could interact with it. The use of alcohol can lead to an overdose of this medicine, serious harm or death. The most common Concerta 36 mg side effect you might experience is headaches. Do not drive or operate machinery works until you know how this medicine will affect your body.
Avoid exercising for at least 24 hours before or after taking Concerta. Do not drink grapefruit juice. Avoid doing things which require you to be alert.
Continuing this medicine may increase the chances of side effects
- Stomach pain
- Mood changes
- Increased blood pressure
- Feeling nervous or irritable
- Trouble sleeping
- Pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
- Fast heart rate
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Dry mouth
- Signs of circulation problems – pain, cold feeling, numbness, unexplained wounds, or skin colour changes (pale, red, or blue appearance) in your fingers or toes
- penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer
- Signs of psychosis – new behaviour problems, aggression, hostility, paranoia, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real)
- Signs of heart problems – trouble breathing, chest pain, feeling like you might pass out
Alternatives of Concerta 36 mg
- Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin XR)
- Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
- Methylphenidate ( Daytrana, Jornay PM, Metadate CD, Quillivant XR, Quillichew ER, Ritalin)
What does your doctor need to know?
- Tell him if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Concerta 36 mg.
- If you have ever had a seizure or had a history of a syncopal episode.
- It is important to inform your doctor about all medical conditions if you are suffering from any, including acute or chronic infectious diseases, seizures, an abnormal brain wave test, anthrax, glaucoma with increased intraocular pressure or ocular hypertension, hepatitis C-positive status (Hepatitis C can cause serious liver problems), pulmonary heart disease, cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, hyperplasia of prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy), peptic ulcer disease, primary cardiac diseases.
- Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor if any one of your family has blood circulation problems in the hands or feet, depression, mental illness, bipolar disorder, psychosis, suicidal thoughts or actions, alcoholism or drug addiction.