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Concerta is a brand name of methylphenidate tablets. Concerta is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Concerta is used to treat attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Google previewHandbook of African American Health (2011)

by Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta, Raymond L. Crowel

Long-Acting Stimulant Medications Concerta Concerta is a sustained- release form of methylphenidate (Ritalin) allowing for a full day of effectiveness, eliminating the need for midday doses. Although there were previous medications such as Ritalin SR that were designed to last an entire day, these medications were less ...

Google previewDrug Testing in Treatment Settings Manual without CE Test - Item 7390

Concerta is a capsule form of methylphenidate that is highly resistant to abuse.

Google previewGlobal Perspectives on ADHD (2018)

Social Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment in Sixteen Countries by Meredith R. Bergey

Concerta is a methylphenidate formulation designed for slow, sustained release and thus considered less habit-forming than other stimulant formulations. Whereas noncontrolled-release methylphenidate formulations are simply not indicated for ADHD, Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine), a common treatment elsewhere, is completely prohibited—possession of the drug is punishable by a prison sentence. These regulatory constraints necessarily and directly shape ...

Google previewADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults (2001)

by Paul H. Wender

The only cautionary note about Concerta is that because it is so convenient, physicians may use less Dexedrine and Adderall. This would be unfortunate because there are a substantial number of children who do not respond completely to Ritalin, who respond better to the amphetamines. What would therefore be very useful is a preparation of the amphetamines that lasts twelve hours. Such a product has been developed and experimentation is underway. Initial results look promising ...

Google previewReclaim Your Brain (2015)

How to Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind, and Bring Your Life Back Under Control by Joseph A. Annibali, MD

Concerta is a longeracting stimulant and is often not quite as effective as Vyvanse or Adderall. Cymbalta: Use for depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and sometimes OCD. Side effects include lowered sex drive and difficulty attaining sexual arousal and orgasm. Depakote: Use for bipolar disorder, anxiety, anger/ rage, mood stabilization, and temporal lobe problems. The doctor will need to monitor blood tests when using Depakote. Desipramine: Use for ADHD and depression. This is an ...

Google previewManual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning (2014)

Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis

Concerta is an extended-release form of Ritalin that ...

Google previewConnecting the Dots (2013)

My Midlife Journey with Adult AD/HD by Gabriella West

For example, Concerta is a long-acting form of Ritalin that stays in the body for 10 -12 hours. Daytrana, a Ritalin patch, lasts for 12 hours. When evaluating a patient , the doctor will choose whether to give you methylphenidate (Ritalin, in various forms) or an amphetamine medication like Adderall. Another drug, Vyvanse, is in its own category. It becomes an amphetamine once ingested and lasts for 10-13 hours, the longest-acting stimulant. Both of these types of drugs are stimulants, ...

Google previewIntroduction to the Pharmaceutical Sciences (2007)

by Nita K. Pandit

Concerta is an osmotic controlled- release product (OROS) of methylphenidate. The tablet has an immediate- release overcoat that provides an initial dose of methylphenidate within 1 hour after administration. The overcoat covers a trilayer core. The trilayer core is composed of two layers containing the drug and excipients, and one layer of osmotic components. As water from the GI tract enters the core, the osmotic components expand and methylphenidate is released. The initial ...

Google previewEssentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2012)

A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, Margaret Jordan Halter

Concerta is an extended-release form of Ritalin that allows once-daily dosing. Adderall is another psychostimulant (containing dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) that also calms the patient, and it is available in extended-release form. Approximately 70% to 90% of people with ADHD do fairly well when prescribed stimulants; however, because of side effects or nonresponse, up to 50 % of patients may discontinue psychostimulants (Strange, 2008). Research on alternative drugs is ...

Google previewBehavioral and Emotional Disorders in Adolescents (2013)

Nature, Assessment, and Treatment by David A. Wolfe, Eric J. Mash

These include Concerta, Medadate CD, and Ritalin LA for methylphenidate delivery and Adderall XR for mixed amphetamine delivery. Concerta is a miniature osmotic pump resembling a capsule that oozes liquid methyphenidate while transversing the gut for an interval of 10–12 hours (Swanson et al., 2003). Medadate CD, Focalin XR, ...

Google previewThe American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry (2011)

by C. Edward Coffey, Jeffrey L. Cummings

Concerta is a sustained- release formulation (OROS) of methylphenidate that releases increasing amounts of the drug over the course of the day to overcome tolerance to the attentional effects ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin), phentermine/topiramate (Qsymia), phendimetrazine (Bontril), and diethylpropion (Tenuate, Tepanil). Although the reason is not fully understood, stimulants focus and stabilize individuals diagnosed with ADD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is believed that ADHD is the result of dopamine deficiency; therefore, drugs that ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Oswald

concerta'tion, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Methylphenidate AKA: Concerta, methylphenidate hydrochloride, MPH, Ritalin, vitamin R. A drug prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Treatment for ADHD may involve: - medication (for instance, Concerta or Ritalin); - behavior modifications; - psychotherapy; - special diets. The exact treatment approach used varies from child to child, but almost all children benefit from a tailor-made combination of several methods. Even if some symptoms disappear, treatment may be necessary throughout childhood. Many children with attention deficit/hyperactivity syndrome benefit from medication. Although it seems to parents that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell J. Prinstein

Adolescents commonly use stimulants such as Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall, either prescribed or obtained as 'street drugs' to aid in alertness. Attention problems, however, are often a result of sleep deprivation, and stimulant use generally ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

methylphenidate (Concerta, Daytrana, Metadate, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Formal Names: Concerta, Metadate CD, Metadate ER, Methylin, Ritalin Informal Names: Pellets, Rities, West Coast. Combination with pentazocine: Crackers, 1s & 1 S, Poor Man's Heroin, Ritz & Ts, Sets, Ts & Rits, Ts & Rs. Combination with heroin: Speedball Type: Stimulant (amphetamine class). See page 12 Federal Schedule Listing: Schedule ...

Google previewA Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan: including not only ... a full explanation of difficult words and technical terms in all faculties and professions ... but ... a pronouncing dictionary ... To which are prefixed, A Free Enquiry into the Origin and Antiquity of Letters (by the Abbot Anselm) ... By ... James Barclay ... and others (1774)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

CONCERTA'TTON, S. shife, contest, or contention. CONCE'RTATIVE, Adj. (LaLJ quarrelsome; contentinus.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language. To which are added, a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a concise Classical Dictionary (1847)

by Robert SULLIVAN (LL.D.)

Concerta'tion, s. strife; contention. Concerto, [Ital.] s. a piece of music. Concession , s. a thing yielded, a grant. Conces'sive, a. implying concession. Concessively, ad. by way of concession. Conch, s. a shell; name of a fish. Conchologist, s. a connoisseur in shells. Conchology, s. the natural history of shells. Conciliate, v. to reconcile, to gain over. Conciliation, s. the act of reconciling. Conciliator, s. a peace-maker, a friend. Conciliatory, a tending to reconciliation. Concise, a brief, short, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2005)

by Steven W. Lee

Concerta, Metadate CD, Adderall XR) are increasing in popularity because of the convenience of once-a-day dosing. The adverse side ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

Trade names: Concerta XL, Equasym XL, Medikinet XL, Ritalin. methylprednisolone [mee-thyl-prednis-o ̆-lohn] n. a glucocorticoid that is used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and allergic states. It is administered by mouth, by intravenous injection or infusion, or by intramuscular injection. Trade names: Depo-Medrone, Medrone, Solu-Medrone. methyl salicylate n. oil of wintergreen: a liquid with counterirritant and analgesic properties, included in preparations applied to the ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Trade names: Concerta XL, Equasym XL, Medikinet XL, Ritalin. methylprednisolone n. a glucocorticoid (see corticosteroid) used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and allergic ...

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