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Concerta costs too much/generic alternatives?

Discussion in 'Concerta & Ritalin' started by philoscybin, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. philoscybin

    philoscybin Newbie

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    My dear friend SWiM wrote me the following email & I thought I'd ask for advice here...

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  2. Micklemouse

    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Please apply this Rule to all drug use, even prescribed.
  3. rxbandit

    rxbandit Gold Member

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    First off there are a few drugs similiar to concerta that should be cheaper. concerta is closely related to methylphenidate or ritalin, so generic methylphenidate would likely be a cheaper option. also focalin is quite similiar chemically to concerta as well with less of the negative side effects that concerta has. dexedrine really isnt prescribed to often for ADD unless its very severe however generic adderal or amph salts are a very cheap generic.

    It seems that alot of the obscurity of your problems may be caused by overdiagnosis and over medication. Instead of seeking for a chemical panacea for your legitimate problems you might want to try and resolve various issues in your life. Many pyschiatrist over perscribe medication which can in turn make a condition much worse and convince a patient they are dependant on chemical assistance, this however is not true.

    I would invest in some good old therapy, try to eat and sleep right and begin working out while tappering off of some of your medications, or just do these in conjunction with medication. they should help resolve many of your symptoms despite the fact they seem unrelated.