Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Concerta

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any plaintiff seeking to pursue a legitimate Concerta lawsuit. In order to successfully take on big pharmaceutical companies, it is necessary to have a competent Concerta lawyer to better help you secure a Concerta settlement. For more information, contact a Concerta attorney to schedule a free consultation and learn what our attorneys can do for you and your case.

Concerta is a brand name for methylphenidate, and it is manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. Concerta is prescribed to children who exhibit symptoms of Attention-Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The drug is a psychostimulant and has effects similar to cocaine, methamphetamine, and amphetamines. It is believed by some doctors that these stimulating effects counteract the supposedly pernicious effects of ADHD. Essentially Concerta inceases the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain as a result of reuptake inhibition. It is claimed that Concerta has pharmacological and structural similarities to cocaine.

In June 29, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered new warning labels that go into greater detail about the egregious psychiatric side effects caused by Concerta. These Concerta side effects include suicidal ideation, psychotic behavior, and hallucinatory visions. Although this drug is widely abused by children of all ages, these side effects can even occur from taking normal doses.

However, there are additional side effects. Namely, Concerta has the potential to cause some serious cardiovascular side effects. Because this drug is a stimulant similar to cocaine, it greatly increases the heart rate of the user. Some of these cardiovascular side effects include hypertension, arrhythmia, chest pain, and tachycardia.

These Concerta adverse effects are a particular cause for concern because doctors were prescribing nearly 8 million prescriptions for Concerta yearly in the early 2000s. This means that millions upon millions of youths were exposed to this dangerous narcotic (the number above refers only to Concerta prescriptions; Ritalin, another methylphenidate delivery system adds millions more).

A full list of Concerta side effects includes:

  • Addiction

  • Psychosis

  • Hypertension

  • Arrhythmia

  • Nausea

  • Tachycardia

  • Overdose

  • Death

  • Palpitations

  • Somnolence

  • Stunted Growth

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Low Blood Pressure

  • Akathisia

  • Angina

  • Anxiety

  • Lethary

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia

  • Weight Loss

  • Decreased Libido

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Dyskinesia

  • Alopecia

  • Grandiosity

  • Paranoid Delusions

Ultimately, Concerta is dangerous because it is prescribed to so many children. Many of these children do not even have proper ADHD. Hence, they are being exposes to a panoply of side effects without even having the requisite symptoms. Instead, parents are inadvertently giving their children a drug akin to cocaine or meth.

The attorneys at this Concerta law firm believe that drugs should not cause the same ailments that they are meant to cure. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of taking Concerta, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.

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