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Concerta® (methylphenidate extended release) is a prescription stimulant medication. Healthcare providers often prescribe Concerta for ADHD treatment.
 
The medication, which comes in tablet form, is designed to be released slowly over time. It can be taken just once a day, eliminating the need to take the medication at school or at work.
 
Clinical studies have shown that children, teenagers, and adults who took Concerta for ADHD have had significant improvement in their symptoms, compared to those not taking the medication.
 
Although most people tolerate Concerta well, you should consult your healthcare provider before using it if you have high blood pressure, mental illness, heart problems, or a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
 
(Click Concerta to find out how Concerta works for ADHD, for important dosing tips and precautions, and for a list of potential side effects that may occur with this drug.)
 
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