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I have ADHD l have been taking "Concerta" daily for 18 mos.

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I have ADHD l have been taking "Concerta" daily for 18 mos. as prescribed. my dr. gives me a script 1 mo. in advance. my refill is now due but my prescription has disappeared. the Dr. has told me he can't replace it. what should I do? I'mscared of withdrawal.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 2 months ago.
The medication is controlled by physicians and pharmacists because of misuse in the past. There are medical side effects including cardiac irregular beats and even mild heart failure and hypertension. If a doctor prescribes the medication they will not listen to lost or misplaced prescription problems. It's not likely that a new healthcare provider will get involved with the prescription concern you have now. You can call your doctor after being off the medication for a month and see if they can restart it. I hope this information helps you and thanks for accessing Justanswer.