Concerta, a derivative of Ritalin, was approved in 2000 by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Like Ritalin, Concerta contains methylphenidate, a stimulant. However, unlike Ritalin, Concerta is a time-release tablet with an outer coat of medication that dissolves quickly. Inside are smaller medication compartments that dissolve over the next 12 hours. The advantage of this, to some, is that children only need to receive one dose during the day. However, a major disadvantage to this drug is that the dosage cannot be decreased nor the tablet chewed, both of which could result in an accidental overdose. Even when Concerta is taken properly, there are several side effects that accompany the drug.
Common Concerta side effects include headaches, stomach pains, dizziness, loss of appetite and weight loss, insomnia, and vomiting. More serious side effects include tics and forms of psychosis. Additionally, being that this is a relative new drug to enter the market, the long-term effects of Concerta are also unknown.
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