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.
I used to have a problem where.If I didn't take a shower in the morning.I would be scared to be out in public.Now that my doctor has put me on ...
2 answers • 14 Jul 2010
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
2 answers • 9 Jan 2014
I've been prescribed adderall 30mg 2x's a day for about 2years now. Recently I started feeling an "auto pilot" feeling in the ...
1 answer • 23 Feb 2015