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Re: Methadone for depression. manowar

Posted by shelliR on December 5, 2001, at 13:59:03

In reply to Re: Methadone for depression. shelliR, posted by manowar on December 5, 2001, at 13:05:26

Hi Tim,

> 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.

Is Ritalin XR still available? If it is, it might be related to a paten release. Or a way to get around a name that seems to be so associated with ADD?

> 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.

Sorry, you're right. I did come across as if I meant splitting the pill. I actually meant splitting the dose-2 morning, 1 early afternoon.
> 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.

I think that's a good plan. I didn't want to have to keep track of one more pill (to get a prescription of, renewal, etc, of ritalin.) It's already scary (to me) how many different drugs I'm taking for depression.





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