View Full Version : Concerta 36 mg no effect

12-01-12, 03:20 PM
Hi everyone! I am new to this.. I just got perscribed 18 mg of Concerta last week but it had no effect. My doctor told me that if 18mg didn't help, to take 36 mg the next day. I notice a little effect with 36 mg, i can concentrate a bit more but I still get distracted really easily!

I have a family history with ADD and it has affected my schoolwork and my attention span. Is it normal that 36 mg barely does anything? This is my third day taking it.

Thanks in advance!

12-04-12, 03:53 PM
Maybe you should try upping it a little more! It would be worth it for you in my opinion to try because you seem to have more effect from 36 than 18 so it's not like the drug has no effect and you should change meds. Ask your dr about trying a higher dose like 45 or 54mg to see if it works. My dr said we could go as high as 72 so...