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10 Jul 2008

Hi Doc

Can you explain in layman's terms to me what the difference between Concerta and Ritalin is in terms of treating ADHD? (In children)


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01 Jan 0001

Gosh, are you telling ne that the ADHD expert may have attention deficit ?
Both contain methylphenidate, a drug found useful in treating ADHD. In the form of Ritalin, it has been around and sued successfully for years. COncerta is a specicif formulation of the same drug, with an outer layer designed to dissolve quickly ( which can make it easier to be sure a child will swallow it !) and an inner slow-release format so that one can take it once a day but have effective amounts available throughout the day.
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