Concerta Not Working---Help!

Angela - posted on 09/04/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daugher has been on 18 mg of concerta for the past 2 years for ADHD. She seemed to be struggling last spring with her focus so we increased it to 27 mg and it had the opposite affect and actually made things worse. We went back to 18 and finished the year.

Now, beginning of the new school year and I'm pretty sure it's still not really helping anymore. I'm calling the dr to get her an appointment. Anyone else have this happen or switch to a different med after Concerta? Suggestions please!

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Virginia - posted on 09/04/2014

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Hi Angela,
I recently posted about a med that my sons pediatrician prescribed for his ADHD called Vayarin. I was really stern about not putting him on stimulants because of the side effects and possible addiction so she told me about Vayarin. It's an all natural med that takes 4-6weeks to work but we're trying it because it doesn't really have any side effects.

Christine - posted on 09/04/2014

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HI my son is on Vyvanse it did help last yr.now he refuses to take because of taste really. Hes attention and focus is off because of the dosage seems to end up in the sink.Also complaining of stomach ache must be a side affect.

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