Concerta is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Concerta may be used alone or with other medications.
Concerta is a central nervous system stimulant.
It is not known if Concerta is safe and effective in children younger than 6 years of age.
What are the possible side effects of Concerta?
Concerta may cause serious side effects including:
- chest pain,
- trouble breathing,
- new behavioral problems,
- cold feeling,
- unexplained wounds,
- skin color changes in your hands or feet (pale, red or blue), and
- painful erection or an erection lasting over 4 hours
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Concerta include:
- excessive sweating,
- mood changes,
- nervousness or irritability,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- fast heart rate,
- pounding heartbeat or fluttering in your chest,
- increased blood pressure,
- loss of appetite,
- weight loss,
- dry mouth,
- stomach pain, and