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Are Adderall and Concerta the Same Thing?

Reviewed on 11/3/2020

What are Adderall and Concerta?

Both Adderall and Concerta are stimulants that treat ADHD, but Adderall contains an amphetamine while Concerta contains methylphenidate.
Both Adderall and Concerta are stimulants that treat ADHD, but Adderall contains an amphetamine while Concerta contains methylphenidate.

Both Adderall XR (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts) and Concerta (methylphenidate extended release tablets) are central nervous system stimulants.

What are Adderall and Concerta Used to Treat?

Both Adderall XR and Concerta are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Adderall XR is also used to treat narcolepsy.

What are Side Effects of Adderall and Concerta?

Side effects of both Adderall XR and Concerta include:

Chronic use of Adderall XR or Concerta may lead to dependency. 

Adderall XR may also cause: 

Concerta may also cause: 

Severe depression may occur when Concerta use is discontinued.

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