Concerta

Drug Awareness Assignment

What Is It??

Concerta is medication that is used to treat the effects off ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Concerta is used to control the behavior of individuals that have ADHD, its also used to help individuals pay attention. that medical name for this drug is Methylphenidate, which is changes that amount of natural substances in the brain. this medication can only be proscribed by a Doctor.

Side Effects

serious side effects are....

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • aggression, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behaviour, or motor ticks (muscle twitches);
  • easy bruising, purple spots on your skin; or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Less serious side effects...

  • stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
  • vision problems, dizziness, mild headache;
  • sweating, mild skin rash;
  • numbness, tingling, or cold feeling in your hands or feet;
  • nervous feeling, sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • weight loss.

Abuse

concerta has receptor effects similar to those of cocaine, giving you and instant high. in 1991. A 16-year-old boy with a 2-year history of methylphenidate abuse reported using his prescription medication to get “high.” He was using up to 200 mg/day. He became anxious and “out of control” and was admitted to the hospital for treatment in a depressed and suicidal state.
Big image

Pregnant

  • Concerta can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
  • Long-term use of Concerta can slow a child's growth. Tell your doctor if the child using this medication is not growing or gaining weight properly.
  • Do not give Concerta to a child younger than 6 years old without a doctor's advice.

Big image