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Old 05-16-18, 08:00 PM
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Concerta Equivalent Doses to Adderall XR?

Hi. So after paying money to see a psychiatrist that gave me a good hour and a half assessment I was diagnosed with ADHD-C (leaning towards inattentive symptoms) Tourettes, OCD, Generalized and Social Anxiety, PTSD and mild MDD. We agreed on a plan, to find a stable stimulant and dose and then add in low dose of Zoloft.

I had previously been on Adderall XR but before switching back to it I agreed to give Concerta a trial. Having been on 18mg and 36mg I am now on 54mg for a week. Today was my first day on 54mg but I still have some restlessness and ADHD symptoms especially attention. I definitely feel less “wired” than Adderall which is a good and bad thing, less loss of words (anxiety/OCD related) but difficulty concentrating.

What dose of Adderall XR is the 54mg of Concerta similar to? 36mg lasted over 13-14 hours but low throughout, so far 54mg seems similar as it’s going but not rising to as high as it needs to. Will see next week if I wish to trial 72mg or go back to Adderall. There’s also Biphentin here in Canada which is similar to Concerta, methylphenidate class, but initially releases 40% of the medication compared to Concerta’s 22% in the morning.

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Re: Concerta Equivalent Doses to Adderall XR?

To convert from methylphenidate to amphetamine, you roughly divide by 1.5.
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