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ALZA 18 - how to?

Discussion in 'Concerta & Ritalin' started by thenomad08, May 29, 2008.

  1. thenomad08

    thenomad08 Newbie

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    Mar 29, 2008
    37 y/o Male
    I first used alza a while ago and it was an alza 36. i now have alza 18's. the first time with a 36mg i just cut the pill in half down the middle and swallowed and got a good rush. a while ago i took two alza 18's cutting them in half and the rush was fairly shitty.

    whats the best method for taking alza 18?
  2. thestranger

    thestranger Newbie

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    Oct 20, 2007
    Male from Idaho, U.S.A.
    for those that dont know, these are concertas.... aka Time Release Ritalin
  3. staples

    staples Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2007
    Male from U.S.A.
    Please read the forum rules especially regarding self-incrimination. The FAQ may be of interest, too.

    SWIM never really tried abusing concerta while he was on it (all the way up to 54mg/day), he did try splitting the concertas in half down the center because he was told that could preserve the time release... SWIM doesn't really know if it made much of a difference, since he also was prescribed to 2x10mg ritalin/day at the time and would supplement as needed to attain the level of concentration necessary.

    Considering that Concerta's slow release is osmosis-based, would it not suffice to leave an alza tablet in a glass of water (or maybe someone can tell us if a certain pH would be best?)? I'm not sure how long this would take, but I believe I've heard it mentioned on these forums before, if you don't mind digging it up.