Concerta XL 54 MG
Concerta xl is a prescription drug that’s used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This condition affects your ability to pay attention. It can also cause you to have impulsiveness and hyperactivity, as well as excessive movements.
This is approved for use in children ages 6 years and older, and in adults up to age 65 years.
It comes as tablets that are taken by mouth once each day. The tablets are extended release, which means they release the medication over time.
Buy Concerta XL 54 MG
Concerta contains the drug methylphenidate. It belongs to a class of medications called stimulants. Concerta works by increasing levels in your brain of two neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) called norepinephrine and dopamine. Increasing these neurotransmitter levels helps to stimulate your brain, which can improve the symptoms of ADHD.
In clinical trials, it has been effective in treating ADHD in both adults and children. For more information, see the section below called “Concerta for ADHD.”
Is Concerta a controlled substance?
Yes, Concerta is a controlled substance. This means that this drug is regulated by the federal government. It’s regulated because people can sometimes become dependent on the medication. Dependence on a drug means that your body needs to have the drug in order for you to feel normal. This condition can lead people to misuse a drug.
This drug is considered a Schedule II (CII) drug. Schedule numbers show how easily the drug may be misused. Schedule II drugs, such as Concerta, have a higher risk of being misused than drugs with a higher schedule number.
Always keep your medication in a safe place where other people can’t access it. This helps prevent others from misusing the drug. It’s against the law to sell or give your Concerta tablets to anyone who doesn’t have a prescription for the drug.
Before you or your child start taking Concerta, talk with your doctor if you or your child has a history of drug misuse. Your doctor can recommend whether or not Concerta is a good treatment option.
The chemical makeup of Concerta is similar to other stimulants like cocaine and amphetamine, and the drug is similarly addictive.
Those who use the drug recreationally—without a prescription—and those who take more than their prescribed dosage are at risk for developing a Concerta addiction.
A person with an addiction to Concerta will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking the drug, such as paranoia, fatigue and depression. Other signs of Concerta addiction include:
- Needing higher doses to feel the drug’s effects (tolerance)
- Experiencing strong urges to use Concerta
- Finding new ways to obtain the drug—legally or illegally—in order to abuse it
- Using Concerta even if it’s causing issues with loved ones or responsibilities
Those struggling with a Concerta addiction are advised not to quit taking the drug without medical supervision. A medical provider can set up a tapering program for the user where the drug will be administered in increasingly smaller doses. A medical professional can also help users manage and treat withdrawal symptoms.
When abused by older teens or adults – especially if it’s crushed or poured from capsules then snorted or injected – the drug is more like other forms of amphetamine, including methamphetamine, that have damaging and addictive psychological and physical effects.
Understanding Concerta (Methylphenidate)
Concerta pills are cylindrical in shape and either red, gray, yellow or white, depending on the potency. They are formulated in 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg and 54 mg strengths. Concerta is a brand name of the drug methylphenidate. Other brand names of methylphenidate include:
- Aptensio XR
- Metadate CD
- Metadate ER
- Ritalin LA
- Ritalin SR
Street names for Concerta include kibbles & bits, kiddy cocaine, pineapple, kiddie coke, smarties and skittles. Concerta is a Schedule II regulated stimulant.