does it show up in drug screens? Is it a scheduled drug?
19 Mar 2012
Yes, Concerta is a schedule 2 controlled substance of the stimulant variety. Narcotic is an antiquated word and mainly used in law enforcement now, not medicine. Concerta is not an opioid drug which is what most people think of when they think narcotic. Some law enforcement will call any controlled drug a narcotic. So you see it can be a very confusing word. Just remember that Concerta is a Schedule II drug and it is a stimulant. It will show positive for amphetamines on a drug screen.
19 Mar 2012
Concerta is a prescription medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, teens, and adults up to age 65. It is designed to be released slowly over time. Because the medication is released slowly, it can be taken just once a day, eliminating the need to take medication at school or work.
Because the medication is a stimulant and is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing its a Controlled Substance.
However, for more details do talk to your doc/pharmacist, take care.
- Concerta Information for Consumers
- Concerta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Concerta (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... wondering has anyone had great results. I have been treated for anxiety and depresson for years with no success. Since I was young my attention ...
4 answers • 18 Dec 2009
My son takes Concerta, but is so aggressive with all the ADHD meds, so I want to find an alternative to ADHD meds???
2 answers • 3 Aug 2011
I found an old bottle of concerta from 2010, if I take it would it still affect my body the same?
1 answer • 1 Sep 2012
... ADHD (I've been tested by a psychiatrist as a child and as an adult and am most definitely ADHD). At the moment I'd choose between ...
6 answers • 13 Jan 2013
2 answers • 9 Jan 2014