Does Concerta need to build up

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Does Concerta need to build up
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Sun, 10-09-2011 - 5:45pm

My dd had taken Focalin for 3 1/2 yrs.


Lori


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Registered: 04-19-2008
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:29am
Concerta is the same med as Focalin basically, and it does not need to build up. They are both stimulants, but Concerta is a 12 hour, whereas Focalin is an 8 hour med. Concerta CANNOT be opened.
You could try a larger dose, or give a few weeks for her body to adjust