... for it to seem like it is not working?
When my son started Concerta I saw the difference right away-within hours. He was actually quieter, he fought less with his brother, he followed through with directions better, etc. If you are not seeing a difference right away then it is either the wrong medicine or your son is not ADD/ADHD. There are many things that can mimic ADHD-they share the same symptoms but wont respond the same way to stimulant meds. If he is being stimulated by the Concerta, I would be questioning whether or not he has ADD/ADHD. (I assume that is why he is being treated with Concerta) A very good website for information on ADD/ADHD is the Children and Adults with ADD or CHAADD website. You can google it and find it pretty easily. Read up on ADD/ADHD to see if your child truly seems to be ADD/ADHD. Talk to your Dr. Some children need a combination of meds. He may have ADD/ADHD but it may be combined with another behavioral issue. This is not unusual.
- Concerta Information for Consumers
- Concerta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Concerta (detailed)
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