Posted by Chad
on October 17, 2000 at 10:16:45:
In Reply to: Concerta posted by mom on October 17, 2000 at 08:38:24:
I am 27 years old and being treated for adult add. I have been on concerta for over six weeks now.
The doctor started me on the 18mg tablets, which seemed to not be very effective. I upped the dosage to two 18mg tablets, (36mg), but I still didn't achieve the desired effect.
I justed started taking the single 36 mg tablet today and it seems to be working much better.
Many doctors will tell you there is no difference between taking two 18s and the single 36 mg tab, but I think there is (based on my personal experience). So far, the 36 mg tab is not very different from 10 mg ritalin tablets.
Sometimes the drug doesn't seem as effective as the regular tablets, but the rebound is less severe.
As far as your doc switching all ritalin patients over to concerta, this may not or may not be the best thing. My own doctor says Concerta has worked out better for some people, but not for others.
I will post more messages about the drug as time goes on, as I'm sure others will.
Take care and good luck.
Let me know how the concerta goes!