View Full Version : Staying healthy on Concerta

08-24-14, 05:06 AM
Hi all, after a 5 month 'vacay' from concerta, my wife told me it's time to start again because I am a lot more consistent and 'present' while taking it. As such, can anyone give me some advice on staying healthy while taking it, like do's don'ts and general tips? I like a huge coffee in the morning, but thinking decaf may be the way to go. Thoughts?

08-25-14, 03:23 AM
My psychiatrist told me to take it in the morning, as it might cause insomnia (and it does, if I take it in the evening) after I eat (so I don't get any stomach problems). Otherwise, I have no side-effects from it, so I have no reason to believe it might cause long-term health issues. If you've never had a heart control and an ECG, it's best you get one, just to be on the safe side. And, of course, if you have any side-effects, tell your doctor about them. Coffee and anything with caffeine is not recommended with stimulant medication.