ADHD

Question
Posted by: Stephanie | 2010/11/11

Q.

Concerta not effective anymore.

Hi.
I am currently on 54mg. concerta and only take it when studying, but recently it has little effect.
Is there anything I can eat/drink to enhance the effects of concerta?
I am wondering why is has liitle/no effect anymore, it used to help me focus and not get sidetracked, a great study aid for people with ADD
Is it possible that my body has gotten used to it and now it doesn''t work as effectively as it used to?
Also what is the limit to how much concerta you can take at once and is there any long term effects of concerta use?
(I am 27)
Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert

Dear Stephanie,

As with most medications, it is likely that your body can develop a tolerance toward the Concerta.

If your current dose does not feel as if it is working the way it used to, please speak to your prescribing professional; s/he may decide to increase the dose, or split your dose over two times in the day.

Please do not attempt to change anything without consulting your prescribing doctor.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/11/12

Dear Stephanie,

As with most medications, it is likely that your body can develop a tolerance toward the Concerta.

If your current dose does not feel as if it is working the way it used to, please speak to your prescribing professional; s/he may decide to increase the dose, or split your dose over two times in the day.

Please do not attempt to change anything without consulting your prescribing doctor.

Best wishes,
Delia

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