Who should not take Concerta?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • overactive thyroid gland
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • decreased white blood cells
  • behaving with excessive cheerfulness and activity
  • Manic-Depression
  • psychotic disorder
  • having thoughts of suicide
  • alcoholism
  • drug abuse
  • chronic muscle twitches or movements
  • Tourette's
  • increased pressure in eyes
  • high blood pressure
  • heart attack
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • coronary artery disease
  • disease of the muscle of the heart with enlargement
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • stroke
  • occasional numbness
  • prickling
  • or tingling of fingers and toes
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • stomach or intestine blockage
  • inadequate absorption of nutrients due to a short bowel
  • continued painful erection
  • seizures
  • Problems with Food Passing Through the Esophagus
  • structural disorder of heart
  • Acrocyanosis
  • anxiety disorder

Allergies:

  • Methylphenidate Analogues

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