Concerta Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Concerta is a stimulant drug, classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as Schedule II, in the same class of highly addictive drugs as morphine, opium and cocaine. The DEA states that the use of stimulants can lead to “severe psychological or physical dependence” and that “these drugs are also considered dangerous.” Concerta is also known as Concerta LP, Concerta Oros, Daytrana, Equasym, Equasym XL, Metadate, Metadate CD, Metadate ER, Methylin, Methylin ER, Methylphenidate, Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Ritalin SR.

To see the total figures from IMS Health on the number of people taking Concerta in the U.S., click here.

Concerta Drug Warnings:

There have been 11 drug regulatory agency warnings from six countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Singapore). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

7 warnings on Concerta causing heart problems
5 warnings on Concerta causing stroke
5 warnings on Concerta causing death
4 warnings on Concerta causing mania/psychosis
3 warnings on Concerta causing heart attacks
2 warnings on Concerta causing hallucinations
2 warnings on Concerta causing agitation
1 warning on Concerta causing suicidal thoughts
1 warning on Concerta causing hostility
1 warning on Concerta causing drug addiction/abuse
1 warning on Concerta causing disturbed sleep
1 warning on Concerta causing depression
1 warning on Concerta causing convulsions
1 warning on Concerta causing anxiety
1 warning on Concerta causing stunted growth
1 warning on Concerta causing restricted blood flow

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Concerta Drug Studies:

There have been 12 studies in four countries (United States, Denmark, Italy and Australia). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

3 studies on Concerta causing heart problems
2 studies on Concerta causing death
2 studies on Concerta causing stunted growth
2 studies on Concerta showing lack of efficacy
1 study on Concerta causing violence
1 study on Concerta causing addiction or drug abuse
1 study on Concerta causing mania and psychosis
1 study on Concerta causing abnormal heart rate/rhythm
1 study on Concerta causing blood pressure changes
1 study on Concerta causing decreased appetite
1 study on Concerta causing emotional outbursts
1 study on Concerta causing hallucinations
1 study on Concerta causing insomnia
1 study on Concerta causing irritability

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Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 7,473 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Concerta (methylphenidate).

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 775 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 353 cases of aggression
  • 343 cases of abnormal behavior
  • 336 cases of headache
  • 334 cases of decreased appetite
  • 318 cases of insomnia
  • 276 cases of depression
  • 250 cases of anxiety
  • 241 cases of suicidal ideation
  • 236 cases of disturbance in attention

Documented Side Effects of Concerta (methylphenidate)
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Agitation/hostility
Blood pressure changes
Changes in vision or blurred vision
Depression
Hallucinations
Hives
Hypersensitivity
Insomnia

Involuntary tics/ twitching
Irregular heartbeat
Loss of appetite
Mood changes
Muscle tightness
Nausea
Nervousness
Numbness

Restlessness
Seizures
Sexual dysfunction
Slow/difficult speech
Stomach pain
Uncontrollable movement of a body part
Weight loss



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.

 



Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here