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Concerta

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6.6  Effectiveness
6.5  Side Effects
6.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 7 Concerta side effects and 5 Concerta benefits.

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Famous People with ADHD
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Howie Mandel

In 2008 Howie went on the talk show Live with Regis and Kelly, where he spoke about having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Tygert "Ty" Pennington

A the age of seven he was diagnosed with ADHD by his mother Yvonne.

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Effectiveness of Concerta by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Concerta, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 3.8% 32.1% 30.2% 20.8% 13.2%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.9% 5.6% 81.5% 9.3% 1.9%
Blood Pressure 0% 7.5% 86.8% 3.8% 1.9%
Breathing 0% 7.4% 88.9% 3.7% 0%
Confidence 7.5% 15.1% 52.8% 13.2% 11.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 5.6% 14.8% 55.6% 16.7% 7.4%
Digestion 0% 1.9% 85.2% 9.3% 3.7%
Emotional Well-being 1.9% 20.4% 51.9% 16.7% 9.3%
Energy 9.3% 20.4% 31.5% 31.5% 7.4%
Eyesight 0% 1.9% 96.3% 1.9% 0%
Memory 9.3% 13% 50% 13% 14.8%
Mental Clarity 11.1% 24.1% 29.6% 13% 22.2%
Pain 0% 0% 98.1% 1.9% 0%
Patience 7.5% 15.1% 43.4% 17% 17%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 88.9% 7.4% 3.7%
Skin Complexion 1.9% 1.9% 88.9% 5.6% 1.9%
Sleep 5.6% 14.8% 48.1% 24.1% 7.4%
Stress Level 3.7% 16.7% 53.7% 14.8% 11.1%
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Commonly Reported Concerta Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 92.2% 5.9% 0% 0% 2%
Anxiety 71.4% 0% 19% 4.8% 4.8%
Blurred Vision 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Cold Symptoms 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Crying / Sadness 85.7% 8.2% 4.1% 2% 0%
Depression 71.4% 9.5% 9.5% 9.5% 0%
Dizziness 92.3% 5.8% 1.9% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 88.5% 11.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Emotional Oversensitivity 71.4% 16.3% 10.2% 2% 0%
Fatigue 86.5% 9.6% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Gas 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Headache 75.5% 22.6% 0% 1.9% 0%
Insomnia 90.9% 4.5% 0% 0% 4.5%
Irregular Heartbeat 85.7% 4.8% 4.8% 0% 4.8%
Irritability / Impatience 66% 18% 10% 4% 2%
Mood Swings 68.6% 19.6% 7.8% 2% 2%
Muscle Cramping 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 90.2% 7.8% 2% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 4.5%
Stomach Ache 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Concerta Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 90% 6.7% 3.3% 0% 0%
Anxiety 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 53.1% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3% 4.1%
Change in Weight 57.1% 34.7% 4.1% 2% 2%
Constipation 87.5% 6.2% 3.1% 3.1% 0%
Dry Mouth 71.4% 18.4% 6.1% 4.1% 0%
Insomnia 86.7% 10% 0% 0% 3.3%
Reduced Libido 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Reproductive System Disorders 98% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 92% 8% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Concerta
Since taking Concerta Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Hallucination 1.5%
Hospitalization 1.5%
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User Comments about Concerta
05 Oct 2011 Loss of appetite, loss in weight, depression. Not recommended.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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06 Sep 2011 After being diagnosed with Adult ADHD, I was more aware of the symptoms of it and that I had it. I had never considered it a problem at work, but after starting Concerta, I had a new-found concentration ability. I was less distractible. I had better focus, which is very important in my line of work.
   —Posted by adiveney
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30 Jun 2011 Concerta's great for people with ADHD, but I wouldn't recommend taking a daily dosage. Discover strategies that help you overcome your disorder the natural way...without pills. Try meditating to clear your head, for example. That way your body won't be immune to Concerta when you need it most!
   —Posted by Emma Kearney
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09 May 2011 Don't sleep well, I never sleep for more than 3 hours.
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14 Apr 2011 This med greatly improved my concentration and energy level which in turn helped me improve my skills at work and then gave me the confidence to go back to College .I was just accepted into Nursing School! I dont think I would have had the abilty to focus on my studies without Concerta. On the flip side. I was diagnosed with high Blood pressure shortly(4 months) after beginning concerta. I have also been hospitalized 4 times with Supra Atrial Fibulation.This causes a persons pulse to raise so high that it feels like a heart attack is occuring. Each time this happened I was taken off the concerta for 6 months and then had to slowing titrate back to my normal dosage.
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