does it show up in drug screens? Is it a scheduled drug?
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.
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.
Hello Juistice83. Just received your question in my mail box. Tad late in a response. No, its not a narcotic drug and yes it will show up in a drug screen. Regards, pledge
Drug screens are classified by panels. A standard 10 panel drug urine test typically looks for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, & Quaaludes. Some places can choose to test on certain panels, because the more in depth you get into testing, the more expensive it gets. Methylphenidate is a Schedule II controlled substance. This is a stimulant drug, therefore, it will show up on a panel test depending on how many panels they are testing for. It is illegal without a prescription because it is habit forming and can be abused.
- Concerta Information for Consumers
- Concerta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Concerta (detailed)
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