never u mind Addition to "never you mind." "Never you mind" is a good answer if the person asking the question is looking to cover the use of unprescribed Concerta - i.e., drug abuse, the unlawful use of a controlled substance you do not want the DEA (or your employer, your coach, your local law enforcement, your fill-in-the-blank) to discover. But, unfortunately, there is a legitimate need for the information requested. I am spending hours evaluating a similar question - how long must a mid-teen be off a 45 mg/day prescription to pass an in-competition drug test by the US Anti-Doping Agency. Concerta is approved for out-of-competition use by the USADA. It appears to be approved for regular season, but not playoff or championship use, by the NCAA. But it is banned for in-competition use by the USADA and for NCAA post-season competitions. So how long before a drug-testing competition does a mid-teen (or other person) go off prescription meds, which their medical provider has determined are needed to facilitate "normal" functioning, to avoid disqualification? I have found answers ranging from 1 to 90 days, depending on testing protocals and other factors. I have even sent an email to the USADA asking if it is aware of resources we can look at. I hope somebody smarter than me provides a better answer to this question, even though its use by drug-abusers is easy to foresee.
YES! Medicines like these raise levals of impulsivity!
I have been taking it for two years now. It is now at the point where the benefits of it are less and less. After the first peak I want to die. I have got caught stealing a few times now and won't again but could imagine someone stealing for the first time on it. After the first peak is over the only thing that works for me is walking a long, long time. I would take him off it. Even though it is prescribed by a doctor it isn't that complicated of a drug.
If you have taken Concerta on a regular basis, it is not advised for you to discontinue use. You should slowly lower your dose under your doctor's advise. Withdrawal symptoms will present and include restlessness, fatigue, and rebound inattention/hyperactivity.
When will my question be answered
Although weight does play a part in the dosage prescribed it is not a huge influence, a woman weighing 127 pounds would usually get prescribed a dose of 18/27mg, however if the symptoms were more severe for whatever condition concerta is taken for then the dose may be in the upper limit of 36/54mg