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Information provided below is courtesy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Concerta Overview

Concerta Addiction TreatmentConcerta® is medication known by the generic name methylphenidate, and is usually taken in a single daily dose. Methylphenidate is also the primary medicine in drugs like Ritalin® and it is a stimulant used in the treatment of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Though it has great potential for being of use in ADHD treatment, it’s well established that the medication can be abused too. Individuals who abuse Concerta® either inject or snort the drug.

Concerta Signs of Abuse

  • Forging prescriptions for Concerta
  • Borrowing or stealing Concerta from friends and loved ones
  • Life begins to revolve around drug
  • Occupational or scholastic dysfunction
  • Tried to quit using Concerta but failed
  • Find it impossible to func without using Concerta
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit using

Effects of Concerta Abuse

Symptoms may include but not limited to:

Rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, and heart attack, Altered mental status, hallucinations, convulsions, seizures, convulsions, depression, excitement, agitation, irritation, anxiety, nervousness, hostility, nervousness, compulsive behavior, tics, jerky movements, tourette’s, drowsiness, confusion, lack of sleep, unhappiness, depression, over-sensitivity, decreased social interest, zombie-like mannerisms, impaired mental abilities, Eating disorders, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, and cramps, dry mouth, constipation, growth problems, and endocrine and metabolic disorders, Blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, excessive sweating, incontinence, fever, joint pain, blood disorders, rash, conjunctivitis, hives, skin inflammation, and hair loss

Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms

Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms may include but not limited top:

Worsening of symptoms, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, irritability, over-activity, and stimulant “crash”

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