Concerta(methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Concertaextended-release tablets are used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy.
Is Concerta a stimulant medication?
Stimulant medications including amphetamines (e.g., Adderall) and methylphenidate (e.g., Ritalin and Concerta) are often prescribed to treat children, adolescents, or adults diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Is Adderall and Concerta the same thing?
Concerta'sgeneric equivalent is called methylphenidate. Adderall is a combination of two generic drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Both medicines can effectively manage symptoms of ADHD. Side-by-side comparisons of these two ADHD medications show that they are similar in many ways.
How long does the effects of Concerta ER last each day?
Onset of effects occurs within 30-60 minutes after taking Concerta. After that, duration of action lasts from 8-12 hours. And the average times to reach peak plasma concentrations across all doses of Concerta occur between 6-10 hours. The average half-life for Concerta in adults is about 3.5 hours.
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