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Is increased dosage of Concerta safe?

Hi. My daughter is currently on Concerta at 108mgs. She has been steadliy increased for years and I am incredibly concerned about the dosage and the other issues such as increased anxiety and bad dreams etc. is that dose in your opinion acceptable for a 12 year old that wieghs less than 70 pounds?
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
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108 mg concerta is at ahigher range of dose. This is at the higher dose level beyond which it should not be increased and if required a 2nd drug should be tried. But if the symptoms of ADHD are controlled with this dose, then it can be continued. Increased anxiety, weight loss and sleep disturbances are some of the common side effects, which your child is getting.
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Is increased dosage of Concerta safe?

108 mg concerta is at ahigher range of dose. This is at the higher dose level beyond which it should not be increased and if required a 2nd drug should be tried. But if the symptoms of ADHD are controlled with this dose, then it can be continued. Increased anxiety, weight loss and sleep disturbances are some of the common side effects, which your child is getting.