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Re: Methadone for depression. shelliR

Posted by manowar on December 5, 2001, at 13:05:26

In reply to Re: Methadone for depression. Lorraine, posted by shelliR on December 4, 2001, at 21:30:34

> I'm going to try spliting the concerta to twice a day, try to get around that theory.

Hi Shelly,
From what my pdoc told me, Concerta is just Ritalin XR that works a lot better than the drug Ritalin XR. He told me that 1/3 of it is released immediately, 1/3 is released 3 hours later and the last 1/3 is released 3 hours later. I found that it works great and it is effective for me for 8-10 hours.

Since the Concerta is a timed-release preparation, I don't think it would be a good idea to split it in half. You may need a higher dose for it to be effective.

This is what I'm doing:
Since the Concerta (72 mg) wears off for me around 4-6 in the afternoon, my pdoc gave me a script for regular Ritalin (20 mg) so that I could take one when the Concerta starts to wear off. The Ritalin last for 3-4 hours.




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