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Posted by Kitten on November 02, 2000 at 12:45:28:

In Reply to: Re: Adult ADD vs. Child ADD posted by Steven on October 31, 2000 at 11:51:06:

: Jackie,

: I looked up Concerta, and it appears to be just another name for Ritalin. It doesn't look like it is much different from that particular concoction. In fact, it is even made by the same drug manufacturer. I am researching this because I was just put on Ritalin in the begining of October, so I want to know what I am taking and doing.

: Take care,

: Steve


Actually, Concerta is *not* made by Novartis (makers of Ritalin), but by ALZA Corporation. The 28-page PDF I have regarding Concerta has the following contact information if you would like to learn more about Concerta (or email me for the PDF):

1-888-440-7903, http://www.concerta.net

Manufactured, distributed, and marketed by ALZA Corporation, Mountain View, CA 94043

Marketed by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Ft. Washington, PA 19034


The delivery system for Concerta is totally new. Concerta uses osmotic pressure to deliver at a controlled rate. It has "an osmotically active trilayer core surrounded by a semipermeable membrane with an immediate-release drug overcoat."

If you want to know more about Ritalin, other meds used for ADHD, and/or all the non-med parts of the multi-modal treatment that is needed, try looking for information on www.nih.gov, add.about.com, and www.cyber-mall.com/asad. Those of three of my favorite resources for info, although there are other good sources out there.


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