does it show up in drug screens? Is it a scheduled drug?
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.
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.
- Concerta Information for Consumers
- Concerta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Concerta (detailed)
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