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Suggest appropriate dosage of concerta

i was prescriped concerta but i dont like taking it every day ... ive been off it for about a week now and feel amazing back to normal but im still struggling with daily task getting started and forgetting things. If i was to take once a week or so would that mess anything up with me?
Tue, 9 Dec 2014
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Concerta is Methylphenidate which should be taken on regular basis to achieve a meaningful benefit for your problem. Taking it alternate day or weekly is not an option. If you are having problem in tolerance then you should get reviewed by your local physician. He may helve the daily dose or you may opt for a Skin patch preparation which has a better tolerance.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.
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