ADHD

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Posted by: Rene Maritz | 2012-08-29

Q.

Concerta

Please help. My son (18) is starting with his prelim exams today. In order for him to concentrate better during his studies, I have got a script for Concerta 36mg. I do however feel not to sure on starting him on this medication. He has never been on this kind of medication before. Would it be avisable to start him on this now, does it work immediatly, and what can the side effects be?

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Rene,

I assume the script obtained was on the basis of a diagnosis of ADHD? Concerta is effective immediately, however, there are side effects which people experience to different degrees. These can include sleep disturbances, feelings of aggression,nausea and/or loss of appetite.

Should you have any concerns, please consult your prescribing doctor.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: VINCENT | 2012-10-25

Can MRI SCAN REVEAL ANY ABNORMALITIES ON THE BRAIN CONSERNING ADHD . My son is currently on 54mg of concerta. Can Concerta cause any abnormalities on his finger nails and toe nails.

Reply to VINCENT
Posted by: tatiana | 2012-10-18

Good Day,

My son is 15 Years old and he was diagnosed woth ADD just over a year ago and has been taking Concerts 36> 
When he started taking it,i saw a change in him with in the first 2 days and he did well at school by the end of that school term,but ever since he has gonne back to his normal self again,and his school work has gone back to bellow average

Why could that be?Does he need a stronger dose?

Reply to tatiana
Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012-08-31

Dear Rene,

I assume the script obtained was on the basis of a diagnosis of ADHD? Concerta is effective immediately, however, there are side effects which people experience to different degrees. These can include sleep disturbances, feelings of aggression,nausea and/or loss of appetite.

Should you have any concerns, please consult your prescribing doctor.

Kind regards,
Delia

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