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What are side effects of Concerta and Adderall?

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The most common side effects from both Concerta and Adderall include:

It’s rare, but they also can be linked to heart problems, mental health issues, seizures, blurred vision, and circulation problems in your fingers and toes.

  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Tics

SOURCES:

CHADD: "Medication Management."

Child Mind Institute: "Understanding ADHD Medications."

FDA: "Concerta (methylphenidate HCL Extended-release Tablets)," "Highlights of Prescribing Information: Adderall XR."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines."

National Institutes of Health: "Adderall Drug Label Information," "Adderall XR Drug Label Information," "Concerta Drug Label Information."

Pediatrics and Child Health: “Extended-release medications for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

National Library of Medicine:  “Adderall XR Drug Label,” “Adderall XR Medication Guide,” “Concerta Drug Label.”

Dailymed: “LABEL: CONCERTA- methylphenidate hydrochloride tablet, extended release.”

Physicians’ Desk Reference : “amphetamine aspartate monohydrate/amphetamine sulfate/dextroamphetamine saccharate/dextroamphetamine sulfate - Drug Summary.”

MedLine Plus: “Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine,” “Methylphenidate.”

FDA: “ADDERALL (CII),” HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION  [Adderall XR],” “HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION [Concerta],” “Questions and Answers Regarding Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets (generic Concerta) made by Mallinckrodt and UCB/Kremers Urban (formerly Kudco).

Learning Disabilities Association of America: “Medications for ADHD/ADD.”

UpToDate: “Methamphetamine: Acute intoxication,” “Pharmacotherapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.”

Child Mind Institute: “What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications.”

Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry: “Methylphenidate Abuse and Psychiatric Side Effects.”

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 03, 2019

SOURCES:

CHADD: "Medication Management."

Child Mind Institute: "Understanding ADHD Medications."

FDA: "Concerta (methylphenidate HCL Extended-release Tablets)," "Highlights of Prescribing Information: Adderall XR."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines."

National Institutes of Health: "Adderall Drug Label Information," "Adderall XR Drug Label Information," "Concerta Drug Label Information."

Pediatrics and Child Health: “Extended-release medications for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

National Library of Medicine:  “Adderall XR Drug Label,” “Adderall XR Medication Guide,” “Concerta Drug Label.”

Dailymed: “LABEL: CONCERTA- methylphenidate hydrochloride tablet, extended release.”

Physicians’ Desk Reference : “amphetamine aspartate monohydrate/amphetamine sulfate/dextroamphetamine saccharate/dextroamphetamine sulfate - Drug Summary.”

MedLine Plus: “Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine,” “Methylphenidate.”

FDA: “ADDERALL (CII),” HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION  [Adderall XR],” “HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION [Concerta],” “Questions and Answers Regarding Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets (generic Concerta) made by Mallinckrodt and UCB/Kremers Urban (formerly Kudco).

Learning Disabilities Association of America: “Medications for ADHD/ADD.”

UpToDate: “Methamphetamine: Acute intoxication,” “Pharmacotherapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.”

Child Mind Institute: “What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications.”

Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry: “Methylphenidate Abuse and Psychiatric Side Effects.”

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 03, 2019

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