Update as of July 1, 2005
Further updates to be posted as they become available.
The Federal Drug Administration in the U.S. is reviewing warnings on medications used in the treatment of ADHD.
Concerta/Methylphenidate Adverse Events Not New or significant, Cmte. Says
Concerns stem from adverse effects reported to the FDA in connection with psychiatric events like suicidal thoughts. It is not clear at this time though if the adverse effects are due to the medication or to the disorder.
Warning Labels for Concerta and Ritalin To Be Strengthened by FDA ..Reports of Adverse Psychiatric and Cardiovascular Effects
On another note, Columbia University Medical Center news release:
Data Shows That ADHD Patients on CONCERTA(R) (Methylphenidate HCl) Are More Likely to Continue With Long-Term Therapy Than Those on Other Methylphenidate Drugs
Janssen-Ortho is the manufacturer of Concerta in Canada. To read the (.pdf) Concerta product monograph, which is the product document approved by the Health Protection Branch (HPB) of Health Canada, Click Here
Have you or a family member been prescribed Concerta, Adderall or Ritalin and what has been your experience in beneficial effects and/or adverse effects?