Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

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.
--Tim


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:manowar thread:84007
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20011202/msgs/86065.html