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New Study of Concerta(R) Showed Significant Improvement of ADHD Symptom Management in Adults Compared to Placebo
Date:10/26/2007

es of Health (NIH), ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in childhood. It affects an estimated four million children and adolescents in the United States. Although once considered to be a disorder only seen in children, ADHD is now known to be a common neuropsychiatric disorder associated with a wide range of functional impairments throughout the lifespan, according to the Journal American Occupational Environmental Medicine (Kessler, RC et al 2005.)

About CONCERTA(R)

CONCERTA(R) is indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents ages six-17. For more information about CONCERTA(R), including full U.S. prescribing information, please visit http://www.concerta.net, call 1-888-440-7903 or contact your health care provider.

Important Safety Information

CONCERTA(R) should not be taken by patients with: significant anxiety, tension or agitation; allergies to methylphenidate or other ingredients in CONCERTA(R); glaucoma; Tourette's syndrome, tics or family history of Tourette's syndrome. Abuse of methylphenidate may lead to dependence. Tell your health care professional if your child has had problems with alcohol or drugs, has had depression, abnormal thoughts or visions, bipolar disorder, seizures, high blood pressure or has had any heart problems or defects. If your child develops abnormal thinking or hallucinations, abnormal, extreme moods and/or excessive activity, or if aggressive behavior or hostility develops or worsens while taking CONCERTA(R), consult your health care professional. The most common adverse events reported in children receiving up to 54 mg were headache, upper respiratory tract infection and abdominal pain. The most common adverse events reported by adolescents receiving up to 72 mg were headache, accidental injury and insomnia.

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