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What are the side effects of Concerta?

My sons Dr took him off Concerta 54 for the summer and wanted to see if he could manage without it. In the meantime since June my son has gained 30lbs and his grades have gone from B s & C s to F s. We brought him to the Dr today and they put him back on Concerta 54 which is the same dose he took before. Will there be any side effects should they have started him back on the same dose? My son is 12 years old 5 and 172lbs will the weight start coming off now that he s back on this medication?
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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aggression, restlessness, hallucinations, sore throat, and headache are some of the side-effects of concerta.
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