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Summary of Concerta (methylphenidate) reviews by people (All ages)39 people left tips
60%
think this method is worth it
42%
think this method works well
19%
think this method is a hassle
  • If you have any heart problems, they will become more prominent. My heart palpitations increase significantly when taking Ritalin, which I hate.
    62
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Narcolepsy
  • You need to take it early, with food. I find for best effect, take it as soon as you wake up, quickly followed by a breakfast with slow digesting carbohydrates, such as porridge, cereals or toast. It helps it release into the body gently
    24
    Woman
    Two years or more
  • **FOR CONCERTA/EXTENDED RELEASE** It will wear off in approximately 7-8 hours, so talk to your doctor if you have an after-school job or similar issues, as they may be able to prescribe a low-dosage non-ER tablet as a "booster".
    18
    Man
    A year or so
    Aspergers with adhd-like impulsitivity
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  • I started with 5 mg in the morning and 5mg mid day for the first week. Didn't really feel much so my psych allowed me to increase it to 10mg in morning and 10mg mid day. It worked ok but I felt more of the physiological effects. Tingling arm.
    29
    Woman
    A couple weeks
  • Ritalin enables me to focus and concentrate without getting exhausted. I take up to 50mg daily over the day. Long term user-10 years plus. still works effectively now as it did then except when sleep deprived-then it's totally ineffective
    56
    Woman
    Two years or more
  • Far less effective if you haven't had a good sleep the night before.
    41
    Man
    Two years or more
  • I had to take frequent high doses (20mg 5x day) so as to not fall asleep during the day. It worked but caused me to feel aggressive and somewhat suicidal. Best if taken with another med in lower doses.
    29
    Woman
    A few months
    Narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia
  • I get very tired and eat as though I am always starving. Can't get anything done.
    55
    Woman
  • do not drink coffee soon after taking!
    48
    Woman
    Adhd