METHYLPHENIDATE SOLUTION - ORAL

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Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Viquirae 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 18

I may benefit from another brand name but I am afraid of what happens when I don't have it to think

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Viquirae 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 18

I may benefit from another brand name but I am afraid of what happens when I don't have it to think

Comment from: Anonymous 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 30

Very powerful for fixing attention problems. It makes it much easier to work, however the side effects are strange and concerning. There is a significant loss of appetite and dry mouth, but these are not terribly strange. While the medicine wears off (which takes hours), paranoia and confusion can set in. While these happen, there is a feeling of freezing despite the actual temperature, possibly due to a lack of food? Either way, very good for what it is meant to do but unfortunate side effects.

Related Reading: dry mouth

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Viquirae 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 18

I may benefit from another brand name but I am afraid of what happens when I don't have it to think

Comment from: Anonymous 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 30

Very powerful for fixing attention problems. It makes it much easier to work, however the side effects are strange and concerning. There is a significant loss of appetite and dry mouth, but these are not terribly strange. While the medicine wears off (which takes hours), paranoia and confusion can set in. While these happen, there is a feeling of freezing despite the actual temperature, possibly due to a lack of food? Either way, very good for what it is meant to do but unfortunate side effects.

Related Reading: dry mouth

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 18

Horrible

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Viquirae 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 18

I may benefit from another brand name but I am afraid of what happens when I don't have it to think

Comment from: Anonymous 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 30

Very powerful for fixing attention problems. It makes it much easier to work, however the side effects are strange and concerning. There is a significant loss of appetite and dry mouth, but these are not terribly strange. While the medicine wears off (which takes hours), paranoia and confusion can set in. While these happen, there is a feeling of freezing despite the actual temperature, possibly due to a lack of food? Either way, very good for what it is meant to do but unfortunate side effects.

Related Reading: dry mouth

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 18

Horrible

Comment from: Willsmommy09 7-12 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

My 9yr old was having so so much trouble in school and having bad anger issues, his pediatrician put him on 18ml methylphenidate and I've seen such a huge difference, since the 1st day he took it his teacher messaged me to tell me the progress he had!! I'm hoping it continues to work, hes only complained of slight dizziness and some nausea but other than that he says he feels fine:) I'm only upset I didn't take him to the dr sooner!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Viquirae 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 18

I may benefit from another brand name but I am afraid of what happens when I don't have it to think

Comment from: Anonymous 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 30

Very powerful for fixing attention problems. It makes it much easier to work, however the side effects are strange and concerning. There is a significant loss of appetite and dry mouth, but these are not terribly strange. While the medicine wears off (which takes hours), paranoia and confusion can set in. While these happen, there is a feeling of freezing despite the actual temperature, possibly due to a lack of food? Either way, very good for what it is meant to do but unfortunate side effects.

Related Reading: dry mouth

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 18

Horrible

Comment from: Willsmommy09 7-12 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

My 9yr old was having so so much trouble in school and having bad anger issues, his pediatrician put him on 18ml methylphenidate and I've seen such a huge difference, since the 1st day he took it his teacher messaged me to tell me the progress he had!! I'm hoping it continues to work, hes only complained of slight dizziness and some nausea but other than that he says he feels fine:) I'm only upset I didn't take him to the dr sooner!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kmennis 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 14

I am an adult with ADHD since childhood. My psychiatrist and I tried several medications including Adderall which gave me mild anxiety. I take Vyvanse during the day and methylphenidate in evenings when I have school work. The methylphenidate helps keep me focused with no side effects. Only issue is that it only lasts a couple hours. Most ADHD medications do not last as long as they are supposed to. Vyvanse is a 12 hr med and I am doing good if I get eight hrs with it. Would prefer to take Vyvanse twice a day, but insurance would never pay for that, so methylphenidate is a great option.

Related Reading: adderall | anxiety | vyvanse

Comment from: Dan_Theman23 13-18 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 14

It works really really well for my ADHD and it has helped me so much, there is one small problem though it makes me feel zombie-like but it's worth being able to pass school.

Comment from: Retired uhv lineman 65-74 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: July 12

I was able to focus on my chores for the day and get things accomplished

Comment from: Tonyz 19-24 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

This medicine makes me more alert and focused. I also feel happier while on it. I'm more introvert without it and I feel disorganized and lazy as well. It actually cured my depression a bit. I feel less empty. The only downside is the halflife and the rebound. I have to take it five times a day. The longer lasting one isn't covered by my insurance so I'll have to deal with it. Overall I feel more on track, motivated and confident. It makes life easier to manage. (50mg per day)

Related Reading: depression

Comment from: 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

helps with focus issues, side effects include anxiety and suicidal thoughts

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: Viquirae 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 18

I may benefit from another brand name but I am afraid of what happens when I don't have it to think

Comment from: Anonymous 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 30

Very powerful for fixing attention problems. It makes it much easier to work, however the side effects are strange and concerning. There is a significant loss of appetite and dry mouth, but these are not terribly strange. While the medicine wears off (which takes hours), paranoia and confusion can set in. While these happen, there is a feeling of freezing despite the actual temperature, possibly due to a lack of food? Either way, very good for what it is meant to do but unfortunate side effects.

Related Reading: dry mouth

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 18

Horrible

Comment from: Willsmommy09 7-12 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: May 31

My 9yr old was having so so much trouble in school and having bad anger issues, his pediatrician put him on 18ml methylphenidate and I've seen such a huge difference, since the 1st day he took it his teacher messaged me to tell me the progress he had!! I'm hoping it continues to work, hes only complained of slight dizziness and some nausea but other than that he says he feels fine:) I'm only upset I didn't take him to the dr sooner!

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Kmennis 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 14

I am an adult with ADHD since childhood. My psychiatrist and I tried several medications including Adderall which gave me mild anxiety. I take Vyvanse during the day and methylphenidate in evenings when I have school work. The methylphenidate helps keep me focused with no side effects. Only issue is that it only lasts a couple hours. Most ADHD medications do not last as long as they are supposed to. Vyvanse is a 12 hr med and I am doing good if I get eight hrs with it. Would prefer to take Vyvanse twice a day, but insurance would never pay for that, so methylphenidate is a great option.

Related Reading: adderall | anxiety | vyvanse

Comment from: Happy to be me now 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

I have severe ADHD and this medicine makes me feel more normal than with out it. I also have depression and it helps that as well.... I actuallt dont jave any sode effects either. Hope it continues to help me.

Related Reading: depression

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

Related Reading: adderall | concerta | treatment

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

Related Reading: adderall | concerta | treatment

Comment from: worriedmom 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 24

My son recently switched to the generic Concerta made by Kremers - almost immediately he began having severe behavior problems, much worse than before. After doing some reading, it sounds like the generic is not equivalent - beware!

Related Reading: concerta

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

Related Reading: adderall | concerta | treatment

Comment from: worriedmom 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 24

My son recently switched to the generic Concerta made by Kremers - almost immediately he began having severe behavior problems, much worse than before. After doing some reading, it sounds like the generic is not equivalent - beware!

Related Reading: concerta

Comment from: joshua picerno 19-24 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 29

when i took this medicine it made me suicidal i could control what i was becoming i hurt people around me mentally and physically

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

Related Reading: adderall | concerta | treatment

Comment from: worriedmom 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 24

My son recently switched to the generic Concerta made by Kremers - almost immediately he began having severe behavior problems, much worse than before. After doing some reading, it sounds like the generic is not equivalent - beware!

Related Reading: concerta

Comment from: joshua picerno 19-24 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 29

when i took this medicine it made me suicidal i could control what i was becoming i hurt people around me mentally and physically

Comment from: Ethan 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 20

This med does help me to concentrate on tasks better than I was able to prior to taking it. The side effects are not too bad. I do notice that I tend to yawn quite a bit when I'm taking it, but oddly, I'm not tired. It also gives me sweaty palms. Otherwise, I feel it is working well.

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

Related Reading: adderall | concerta | treatment

Comment from: worriedmom 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 24

My son recently switched to the generic Concerta made by Kremers - almost immediately he began having severe behavior problems, much worse than before. After doing some reading, it sounds like the generic is not equivalent - beware!

Related Reading: concerta

Comment from: joshua picerno 19-24 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 29

when i took this medicine it made me suicidal i could control what i was becoming i hurt people around me mentally and physically

Comment from: Ethan 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 20

This med does help me to concentrate on tasks better than I was able to prior to taking it. The side effects are not too bad. I do notice that I tend to yawn quite a bit when I'm taking it, but oddly, I'm not tired. It also gives me sweaty palms. Otherwise, I feel it is working well.

Comment from: toez 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 27

i have a slight common disorder and I recommend taking this pill to help with a couple different disorders , it helps not being or getting addicted to any other drugs and you can get used of the side affects fast,the only side effect that I have a problem is biting the inside of my mouth which I buy gum or hard candy to prevent. other than that its a good help to ever day life. I believe if this does not help then the drug is probably being abused or your aummund to higher drugs.

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

Related Reading: anxiety | depression | concerta

Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

Related Reading: adderall | concerta | treatment

Comment from: worriedmom 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 24

My son recently switched to the generic Concerta made by Kremers - almost immediately he began having severe behavior problems, much worse than before. After doing some reading, it sounds like the generic is not equivalent - beware!

Related Reading: concerta

Comment from: joshua picerno 19-24 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 29

when i took this medicine it made me suicidal i could control what i was becoming i hurt people around me mentally and physically

Comment from: Ethan 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 20

This med does help me to concentrate on tasks better than I was able to prior to taking it. The side effects are not too bad. I do notice that I tend to yawn quite a bit when I'm taking it, but oddly, I'm not tired. It also gives me sweaty palms. Otherwise, I feel it is working well.

Comment from: toez 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 27

i have a slight common disorder and I recommend taking this pill to help with a couple different disorders , it helps not being or getting addicted to any other drugs and you can get used of the side affects fast,the only side effect that I have a problem is biting the inside of my mouth which I buy gum or hard candy to prevent. other than that its a good help to ever day life. I believe if this does not help then the drug is probably being abused or your aummund to higher drugs.

Comment from: Leah 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 07

Every time I took this medicine I had a rapid heart beat, excess sweating, agitation, mood swings, decreased appetite. And occasionally muscle twitching, body temperature decreased, numbness in my fingers and toes which made it hard for me to write/ type. I always took prescribed amount. The medicine did not help much with my condition but gave me all these side effects inside. Would not recommend.

Comment from: Tbk 19-24 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 22

The only issue wity methylphenidate is increased anxiety. Despite having depression related to anxiety, I still advocate 100% for this drug. It saved my life. I just wish doctors would see it for what it is - my PCP views it as a dangerous drug that is only for recreational use when not used for ADHD. However my psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 36mg (switched to methylphenidate SR due to financial reasons) and I haven't been happier. My anxiety is only worse when I'm not productive. But this medication allows me to be. It allows me to get out of bed in the morning. It allows me to shower and get dressed and clean my house. Of the 7 antidepressants I have been on in the past 2 years none have had such a profound effect. I truly hope more research is done so that people like myself are able to access the medication they need, despite it being off-label. I have no desire to abuse this drug when it has given me my life back.

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Comment from: Methylphenidate er 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 14

I have taken Adderall or Concerta for most of my life and all of my adult life, ironically I'm currently hospitalized with a stage 4 wound located directly above my anus, During this hospitalization they lowered my Concerta from 54mg down to 27mg and upon my insistence and a request it has been increase to 36mg. I feel that 54mg would be a much more effective treatment.

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Comment from: worriedmom 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: October 24

My son recently switched to the generic Concerta made by Kremers - almost immediately he began having severe behavior problems, much worse than before. After doing some reading, it sounds like the generic is not equivalent - beware!

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Comment from: joshua picerno 19-24 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 29

when i took this medicine it made me suicidal i could control what i was becoming i hurt people around me mentally and physically

Comment from: Ethan 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 20

This med does help me to concentrate on tasks better than I was able to prior to taking it. The side effects are not too bad. I do notice that I tend to yawn quite a bit when I'm taking it, but oddly, I'm not tired. It also gives me sweaty palms. Otherwise, I feel it is working well.

Comment from: toez 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 27

i have a slight common disorder and I recommend taking this pill to help with a couple different disorders , it helps not being or getting addicted to any other drugs and you can get used of the side affects fast,the only side effect that I have a problem is biting the inside of my mouth which I buy gum or hard candy to prevent. other than that its a good help to ever day life. I believe if this does not help then the drug is probably being abused or your aummund to higher drugs.

Comment from: Leah 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 07

Every time I took this medicine I had a rapid heart beat, excess sweating, agitation, mood swings, decreased appetite. And occasionally muscle twitching, body temperature decreased, numbness in my fingers and toes which made it hard for me to write/ type. I always took prescribed amount. The medicine did not help much with my condition but gave me all these side effects inside. Would not recommend.

Comment from: Tyler Weitzel 25-34 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 17

I didn't like the long acting pills, so I don't recommend taking anything other than plain ritalin tablets. I've heard that you can build up a tolerance to the medication; however, I never felt like that happened to me over the 5 years I took it. I was prescribed 60 mg a day, which was the best, but usually found that I could take less by breaking the pill in half. I felt like it was too much sometimes, and it was time to take a pill, so I'd break it in half and save the remainder for another day. It had always helped me achieve better grades without feeling like i had to try. I watched other students struggle and I felt like the drug in a way kind of cheated out better grades. I definitely recommend the plain methylphenidate tablets. It seemed like the long acting capsules were not manageable. We can't take less than the prescription and the three hour tablets allow this.

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Comment from: 7-12 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 14

My daughter is 7 years old and was taking this medication for two days when I had to rush her to the Emergency room because her heart started rapidly beating and she was having conscious blackouts. It was a very scary situation.

Comment from: 7-12 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 14

My daughter is 7 years old and was taking this medication for two days when I had to rush her to the Emergency room because her heart started rapidly beating and she was having conscious blackouts. It was a very scary situation.

Comment from: pandamo 19-24 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 08

I have used the datrayna (sp?) patches for almost 8 years now. They have by far been the most effective. I dont have to worry about forgetting to take pills or anything which is nice. It also doesnt effect my diet as much as other meds.

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