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 it.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Concerta for something other than the condition(s) discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label Concerta uses, such as:
*Treating narcolepsy (a condition that involves falling asleep uncontrollably at unusual times); Treating depression; Helping with weight loss.
However, for more details do talk to the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med.
Take care, best wishes!
- Concerta Information for Consumers
- Concerta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Concerta (detailed)
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