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Concerta

Most Commonly Used
Concerta 36mg ER Tab
Janssen Phamaceuticals, formerly Primary Care, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: alza 36 
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Concerta 18mg ER Tab
Janssen Phamaceuticals, formerly Primary Care, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: alza 18 
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Concerta 54mg ER Tab
Janssen Phamaceuticals, formerly Primary Care, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: alza 54 
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Concerta 27mg ER Tab
Janssen Phamaceuticals, formerly Primary Care, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: alza 27 
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Common Side Effects of Concerta
Concerta may cause serious heart or blood vessel problems. Be sure to tell your doctor if you or your child has had any heart problems, heart defects, or high blood pressure. Your doctor will also want to know if any other family member has had these problems. It is important to call your doctor immediately if you or your child has chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting when taking Concerta, as these may be signs of heart problems.

If you feel Concerta isn't working as well as it did before, talk with your doctor.

It is very important to tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child may have when taking Concerta, which include:

  • New or worse behavior and thought problems
  • New or worse bipolar illness
  • New or worse aggressive behavior or hostility
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not real
  • Believing things that are not real or becoming overly suspicious of things
Contact your doctor immediately if you have serious side effects from taking Concerta, such as:

  • An allergic reaction, including itching or hives; swelling in your face, hands, mouth, or throat; tightness of the chest; or trouble breathing
  • Agitation, confusion, increased sweating, muscle or joint pain, or fever
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Convulsions or tremors
  • Fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting
  • Trouble seeing or blurred vision
  • Uncontrollable muscle movements or twitching
There are some common side effects that you may notice when you take Concerta. Let your doctor know if you have any side effects that get worse or do not go away, including:

  • Decreased appetite or unintentional weight loss
  • Feeling anxious or irritable
  • Headache
  • Nausea, stomachache, or dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating
  • Trouble sleeping