Each comes with their own set of side effects. The most common among Ritalin are loss of appetite, stomach cramps, insomnia, headaches and moodiness. Those common to Concerta are headaches, tics and loss of appetite. Each child will respond differently to medications; it depends on their biological make up and the dosage prescribed. In most children the side effects last a few weeks only; however there is no way of knowing beforehand which side effects may be experienced, the severity nor the duration. Concerta is thought to have longer lasting effects than Ritalin. Finding the correct medication and dosage is often a trial and error task.
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