Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
4Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Concerta medication guide

Concerta medication guide

Views: 12,966 |Likes:
Published by torontostar

More info:

Published by: torontostar on Sep 20, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
Visibility:Private
See more
See less

01/04/2013

pdf

text

original

 
MEDICATION GUIDECONCERTA
®
(kon SER-ta)
(methylphenidate HCl) Extended-release Tablets
Read the Medication Guide that comes with CONCERTA
®
beforeyou or your child starts taking it and each time you get a refill. Theremay be new information. This Medication Guide does not take theplace of talking to your doctor about your or your child’s treatmentwith CONCERTA
®
.
 What Is CONCERTA
®
?
CONCERTA
®
is a central nervous system stimulant prescriptionmedicine.
It is used for the treatment of attention deficit andhyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
CONCERTA
®
may help increaseattention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patientswith ADHD.CONCERTA
®
should be used as a part of a total treatment programfor ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.
 Who should not take CONCERTA
®
?CONCERTA
®
should not be taken if you or your child:
are very anxious, tense, or agitatedhave an eye problem called glaucomahave tics or Tourette’s syndrome, or a family history ofTourette’s syndrome. Tics are hard-to-control repeatedmovements or sounds.• are taking or have taken within the past 14 days anantidepression medicine called a monoamine oxidaseinhibitor or MAOI.are allergic to anything in CONCERTA
®
. See the end of thisMedication Guide for a complete list of ingredients.CONCERTA
®
should not be used in children less than 6 years oldbecause it has not been studied in this age group.
CONCERTA
®
may not be right for you or your child. Before startingCONCERTA
®
, tell your or your child’s doctor about all healthconditions (or a family history of) including:
heart problems, heart defects, or high blood pressuremental problems including psychosis, mania, bipolar illness,or depressiontics or Tourette’s syndromeseizures or have had an abnormal brain wave test (EEG)esophagus, stomach, or small or large intestine problemsTell your doctor if you or your child is pregnant, planning to becomepregnant, or breastfeeding.
Can CONCERTA
®
be taken with other medicines?Tell your doctor about all of the medicines that you or your child take including prescription and nonprescription medicines,vitamins, and herbal supplements.
CONCERTA
®
and somemedicines may interact with each other and cause serious sideeffects. Sometimes the doses of other medicines will need to beadjusted while taking CONCERTA
®
.Your doctor will decide whether CONCERTA
®
can be taken withother medicines.
Especially tell your doctor if you or your child takes:
antidepression medicines including MAOIsseizure medicinesblood thinner medicinesblood pressure medicinescold or allergy medicines that contain decongestantsKnow the medicines that you or your child takes. Keep a list of yourmedicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist.
Do not start any new medicine while taking CONCERTA
®
without talking to your doctor first.How should CONCERTA
®
be taken?
Take CONCERTA
®
exactly as prescribed.
Your doctor mayadjust the dose until it is right for you or your child.
Do not chew, crush, or divide the tablets.
SwallowCONCERTA
®
 tablets whole with water or other liquids. Tellyour doctor if you or your child cannot swallow CONCERTA
®
whole. A different medicine may need to be prescribed.• CONCERTA
®
can be taken with or without food.Take CONCERTA
®
once each day in the morning. CONCERTA
®
is an extended-release tablet. It releases medication intoyour/your child’s body throughout the day.The CONCERTA
®
 tablet does not dissolve completely in thebody after all the medicine has been released. You or yourchild may sometimes notice the empty tablet in a bowelmovement. This is normal.
 What is the most important information I should know aboutCONCERTA
®
?The following have been reported with use of methylphenidateHCI and other stimulant medicines:1. Heart-related problems:• sudden death in patients who have heart problems orheart defectsstroke and heart attack in adultsincreased blood pressure and heart rate
Tell your doctor if you or your child has any heart problems,heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of theseproblems.Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heartproblems before starting CONCERTA
®
.Your doctor should check you or your child’s blood pressureand heart rate regularly during treatment with CONCERTA
®
.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signsof heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, orfainting while taking CONCERTA
®
.2. Mental (Psychiatric) problems:All Patientsnew or worse behavior and thought problemsnew or worse bipolar illnessnew or worse aggressive behavior or hostilityChildren and Teenagers• new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices,believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or newmanic symptoms
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your childhave, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, ordepression.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any new orworsening mental symptoms or problems while takingCONCERTA
®
, especially seeing or hearing things that are notreal, believing things that are not real, or are suspicious.
 
CONCERTA
®
is a federally controlled substance (CII) becauseit can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep CONCERTA
®
ina safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or givingaway CONCERTA
®
may harm others, and is against the law.
Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a familyhistory of) ever abused or been dependent on alcohol,prescription medicines, or street drugs.

Activity (4)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->