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Re: Concerta Update - Mitch and Anyone

Posted by Schuyler on June 6, 2002, at 11:23:22

In reply to Re: Concerta Update - Mitch and Anyone Ritch, posted by Krazy Kat on June 2, 2002, at 16:43:34

I did not like Metadate CD, which I think is just like Concerta, because it began to wear off after 9 or 10 hours (like the package insert said it would). I'm going to try Methylphenidate SR (slow release) instead: one dose when I wake up, another about 2 in the afternoon, so I'm covered for 16 hours or so.


> thanks! what do you think about Concerta wearing off after about 10 hours? I know its half-life is 12 hours, but I will need something that lasts a good 12-14 hours to handle "real life" eventually. :) If I up the dose to 27 mg., does that extend the half-life as well?




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