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Who Should Not Take Concerta?

You should not take Concerta if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Concerta, methylphenidate hydrochloride, or any inactive component used to make Concerta. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
     
  • Have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation.
     
  • Have tics (abnormal body movements) or Tourette syndrome (or a family history of Tourette syndrome).
     
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:

Concerta Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are several situations where Concerta should not be taken, along with a number of warnings and precautions to be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for Concerta were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
 
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