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Avoiding Concerta Withdrawal -- How to Stop Taking Concerta - Concerta Without a Prescription

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  • Avoiding Concerta Withdrawal -- How to Stop Taking Concerta
    Concerta can cause withdrawal symptoms if it is taken in high doses and then quickly stopped. This eMedTV segment explains how to stop taking Concerta and highlights some of the Concerta withdrawal symptoms, such as extreme fatigue and depression.
  • Avoiding Routines
    This one applies more to the person without ADHD. As you likely know, adults with ADHD tend to get bored easily and start looking for ways to alleviate this and find experiences that are novel, stimulating, and exciting. Use this to your advantage! Drop the kids off at the grandparents and plan a special date night or a weekend getaway together. Leave random "thinking of you" notes in unexpected places. Look for ways to spice up your love life (you know what we mean!). Be a tourist in your own city and check out various restaurants and clubs.
  • Avoiding the Unpleasant
    Most people will put off unpleasant tasks temporarily, but adults with ADHD tend to put them off indefinitely. Since work projects or requirements, as well as tedious household chores, are often unpleasant, this chronic tendency to avoid the unpleasant tasks that require sustained mental effort can lead to problems at work and at home.
  • Be Honest
    While it may feel like you are making excuses -- to both yourself and others -- by saying that you have ADHD, it's important to let friends and coworkers know you have this condition. By being aware of your diagnosis, people are apt to be more understanding about any social mistakes you make. You are still responsible for your behavior, but your true friends love and respect you, and will stick by you.
  • Behavior Therapy for ADHD
    This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the different types of behavior therapy for ADHD, such as social skills training, support groups, and parenting skill training. The need for clear rules and consistent scheduling is also emphasized.
  • Benefits of Ritalin
    As this eMedTV page explains, Ritalin has been shown to benefit children with ADHD and adults with narcolepsy. This article discusses the drug's effects in more detail, explaining some of the specific symptoms Ritalin can treat.
  • Benefits of Strattera
    The prescription drug Strattera offers several benefits for people with ADHD. This segment of the eMedTV library briefly explores this topic, with a look at how Strattera works, a description of who can use it, and some general dosing information.
  • Best Time to Take Strattera
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you take Strattera twice daily, the best time to take the second dose is usually in the late afternoon or early evening. This article offers helpful tips on taking Strattera and gives a link to more dosing guidelines.
  • Buy Metadate Without a Prescription
    Although you can buy Metadate without a prescription, it is illegal to do so. As this page of the eMedTV library explains, buying or using the drug without a prescription is against federal and most state laws, and can be dangerous for your health.
  • Buy Ritalin Without a Prescription
    It is illegal to buy Ritalin without a prescription. As this segment of the eMedTV library explains, buying the drug without a prescription is against federal and state laws, and can be dangerous, because the medication is not suitable for everyone.
  • Can I Get Fired for Having Adult ADHD?
    Can you get fired for having ADHD? As this segment of the eMedTV site explains, just having ADHD won't get you fired, but the condition may affect your ability to do your job well. We also look at how the Americans With Disabilities Act can help.
  • Can I Have a Successful Career With Adult ADHD?
    Does having adult ADHD mean you can't have a successful career? As this eMedTV segment explains, the answer is a resounding "no way!" It just means you need to approach your tasks in a way that works for you and enlist co-workers for help.
  • Can I Have Adult ADHD But Not Be Hyperactive?
    Hyperactivity may be the hallmark symptom of ADHD, but as this eMedTV segment explains, an adult can have ADHD and not be hyperactive. Or, they can just be really good at masking it.
  • Can I Take My Child's Medication for My Adult ADHD?
    This eMedTV Web page explains that although taking your child's medication for your adult ADHD might seem like a good idea at first, there are several compelling reasons why it is not. These include economical, safety, and medical issues.
  • Can I Treat ADHD and Other Diagnoses at the Same Time?
    At times, a person will have another mental health condition in addition to ADHD, such as depression. As this eMedTV segment explains, these conditions can often be treated simultaneously, and often an improvement in overall symptoms is seen.
  • Can You Be Too Old for an ADHD Diagnosis?
    It's never too late to seek treatment for ADHD. This eMedTV page explains that if you are diagnosed as an older adult, this can affect your treatment plan. However, if your symptoms are new, you need to consider causes other than ADHD.
  • Can't Wait Your Turn
    Adults with ADHD often find waiting in line or other similar waiting tasks to be excruciating. While nobody enjoys waiting, adults with ADHD often get frustrated, angry, or antsy after waiting just a few minutes.
  • Careless Mistakes
    Adults with ADHD often have great difficulty paying close attention to their work, and they frequently have trouble with mistakes and oversights. Proofreading or other forms of checking their work is extraordinarily difficult for many adults with ADHD.
  • Causes of ADHD
    This portion of the eMedTV library explores the potential causes of ADHD, including environmental factors and genetics. This article also debunks the myth that social factors or poor child-rearing are solely responsible for ADHD.
  • Chatterbox
    People with the hyperactive-impulsive type of ADHD often talk too much, according to others. If others can't seem to "get a word in edgewise," it's possible that you might have adult ADHD.
  • Check Out Software Tools
    ADHD or not, some people just aren't great at managing their money. So take advantage of all the free and low-cost tools out there that do most of the work for you. Software tools we like include Mint.com, Quicken, and Microsoft Money. You will have to invest a little time up front entering your financial information, but after that, you will likely only need to log in once a week (see previous tip). What's great about these tools is that they can easily show you where your money is going. Which brings us to our next tip?
  • Cocaine
    Cocaine is a stimulant drug that, much like medicines commonly used to treat ADHD, increases the levels of a brain chemical known as dopamine. This can improve alertness and focus. Because of these effects, people with ADHD may abuse cocaine as a form of self-medication to help relieve their symptoms. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug of abuse. It can cause serious health problems, including fatal heart attack and stroke. Because it acts as a stimulant, using cocaine in combination with prescription ADHD stimulant medicines can be particularly dangerous.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD
    Using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat ADHD symptoms in adults can be an effective treatment. This eMedTV Web selection describes what this form of treatment is and how it can help treat hyperactivity, impulsivity, and other symptoms.
  • Concerta
    Concerta is a prescription medication that is designed to have a calming effect in people with ADHD. This eMedTV article explains how Concerta works, outlines some potential side effects, and offers tips for when and how to take the medicine.
  • Concerta 18 mg
    There are four different strengths available for Concerta: 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, and 54 mg. This eMedTV article offers Concerta dosing guidelines for people who have never used methylphenidate products before and for those who have.
  • Concerta 27 mg Tablets
    Concerta 27 mg tablets are one of the four strengths available for this drug. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains what other strengths are available and offers general Concerta dosing guidelines for this ADHD medication.
  • Concerta 36 mg Tablets
    For adults new to methylphenidate products, Concerta 36 mg tablets may be recommended. This eMedTV segment discusses Concerta dosing in more detail and explains what factors help determine an appropriate starting dosage for this drug.
  • Concerta 54 mg Tablets
    There are several different strengths of Concerta; 54 mg tablets are the highest strength available. This eMedTV Web page offers Concerta dosing guidelines, including the recommended starting doses and maximum dosages for various age groups.
  • Concerta 54mg
    Concerta is a medication available by prescription only to treat ADHD in children and adults. This eMedTV article discusses Concerta uses in more detail and explores how this drug may work for ADHD. Concerta 54mg is a common variation of Concerta.
  • Concerta Abuse
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Concerta can be habit-forming when not taken as prescribed. This page also describes how Concerta abuse can have potentially dangerous consequences, such as an irregular heartbeat and/or cardiovascular failure.
  • Concerta and Alcohol
    This eMedTV article explains the reasons you may want to avoid mixing Concerta and alcohol. This article talks about how taking Concerta and alcohol together may affect your ability to perform certain tasks that require complete concentration.
  • Concerta and Depression
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explores Concerta and depression, explaining that although depression could be a potential side effect of Concerta, the medication is sometimes used off-label to treat symptoms of depression.
  • Concerta and Hair Loss
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explores Concerta and hair loss, explaining that although hair loss can be a side effect of the active ingredient in Concerta, hair loss was not reported as a common side effect of Concerta in short-term studies.
  • Concerta and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to take Concerta during pregnancy. This eMedTV article explores Concerta and pregnancy, explaining how the FDA has classified Concerta as a pregnancy Category C medicine and outlining some of the complications Concerta may cause.
  • Concerta and Thyroid Problems
    This eMedTV page explores Concerta and thyroid problems. This page explains that people with thyroid problems may want to avoid Concerta because the drug can make the problems associated with an overactive thyroid worse or can lead to other problems.
  • Concerta and Weight Loss
    Weight loss may be a potential side effect of Concerta. This eMedTV article explores Concerta and weight loss, explaining that the drug can be prescribed to help with weight loss, even though the FDA has not approved it for this use.
  • Concerta Dosing
    People taking Concerta generally start with a low dose of the drug. As this eMedTV resource explains, the amount is then increased slowly, if needed. This page also offers some helpful tips on when and how to take your Concerta dosage.
  • Concerta Drug Information
    Concerta, a prescription drug, is often used to treat ADHD in children and adults. This eMedTV page contains more Concerta drug information, including general warnings and precautions that you should be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Concerta Drug Interactions
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how certain antidepressants, seizure medications, and other drugs can cause interactions with Concerta. This page also covers the problems that can occur as a result.
  • Concerta for ADHD
    If you have ADHD, your doctor may recommend the drug Concerta for ADHD treatment. This eMedTV resource describes this medication in more detail and explains what you must discuss with your doctor before starting treatment.
  • Concerta for Adults
    The FDA has approved the use of Concerta for adults with ADHD. This eMedTV segment explains why this was not always the case and discusses a few of the reasons why Concerta may not be right for some adults.
  • Concerta Oral
    Concerta oral tablets are approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Concerta, lists some of its potential side effects, and explains what strengths are available.
  • Concerta Overdose
    This eMedTV resource covers some of the effects of a Concerta overdose (such as fast breathing, shakiness, and confusion) and explains how a recent Concerta overdose can be treated by pumping the stomach or administering certain medicines.
  • Concerta Sexual Side Effects
    As this eMedTV article explains, sexual side effects with Concerta appear to be a rare complaint. This Web page offers statistics on how frequently these side effects occur and also covers what to do if you develop Concerta sexual side effects.
  • Concerta Side Affects
    As this eMedTV article explains, some of the more common side effects of Concerta include abdominal pain, upper respiratory infection, and headache. Concerta side affects is a common misspelling of Concerta side effects.
  • Concerta Side Effects
    Some of the most common Concerta side effects can include headaches, tics, and loss of appetite. This eMedTV segment also highlights some of the more serious side effects, such as hallucinations, fainting, and thoughts of suicide.
  • Concerta Tablets
    Concerta tablets are used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults. This eMedTV segment explores how Concerta works, explains how often this drug is taken, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Concerta Usage
    Concerta is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, teens, and adults. This eMedTV article discusses Concerta usage in more detail, describes the effects of this drug, and lists possible off-label uses for the medicine.
  • Concerta Uses
    Concerta affects certain chemicals in the brain, which causes a calming effect in people with ADHD. This eMedTV page explains how Concerta can treat symptoms of ADHD in children, teens, and adults. This page also lists off-label Concerta uses.
  • Concerta Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page highlights several Concerta warnings and precautions, such as the risk of increased blood pressure or heart rate, potential drug interactions, and possible vision problems. This page also covers who should not take the medication.
  • Concerta Without a Prescription
    It is illegal under federal and some state laws to use or buy Concerta without a prescription. This part of the eMedTV archives also explains why it is dangerous to use Concerta without the supervision of your healthcare provider.
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