Concerta 36 mg


Concerta 36 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; a behavioral disorder in children marked by poor concentration.

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Concerta 36 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (a behavioral disorder in children marked by poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties). It helps to improve attention span, and concentration and reduces impulsive behavior.

If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), abdominal pain, and nervousness. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. This medicine (Concerta 36 mg) causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Dosage of Concerta 36mg

Concerta is available in 18-milligram (mg), 27-mg, 36-mg, and 54-mg tablets.2 The maximum dose is 72 mg, and older teens and adults may be prescribed two 36-mg tablets a day.

When switching from a short-acting version of methylphenidate, such as Ritalin, to Concerta, the starting dose is typically closest to the total daily dose.

How to Take and Store Concerta 36 mg

Concerta should be taken in the morning with or without food. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet, as it is coated for extended release.

Concerta 36 mg side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Concerta: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of heart problems – chest pain, trouble breathing, feeling like you might pass out;
  • signs of psychosis – hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), new behavior problems, aggression, hostility, paranoia;
  • signs of circulation problems – numbness, pain, cold feeling, unexplained wounds, or skin color changes (pale, red, or blue appearance) in your fingers or toes; or
  • penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.



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