- stomach pain,
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- weight loss,
- vision problems,
- skin rash,
- numbness/tingling/cold feeling in the hands or feet, and
Chronic use of Concerta may lead to dependency. Severe depression may occur upon discontinuation of Concerta.
The recommended dose of Concerta is 18-72 mg daily. Concerta may interact with MAO inhibitors, blood thinners, clonidine, dobutamine, epinephrine, isoproterenol, cold/allergy medicine that contains phenylephrine (a decongestant), potassium citrate, sodium acetate, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and potassium citrate, sodium citrate and citric acid, medications to treat high or low blood pressure, stimulant medications, diet pills, seizure medicines, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Concerta; it is unknown if Concerta will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Concerta passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Concerta Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.