This 18 mg variant of concerta is strikingly different from the other variants available like 54 mg, 27 mg, and 36 mg capsules. Concerta 18 mg capsules are yellowish in color and imprinted with ‘alza 18’ on it.
Concerta 18 mg being a psychostimulant, affects the central nervous system directly enhancing the attentiveness and focus of the patient. Concerta is also listed as a Schedule II controlled substance and is available with a prescription only. While using the 18 mg of Concerta medication patients may observe some side effects like nervousness, sweating, diarrhea, numbness, dizziness, hallucination, paranoia, headache, etc. So, it is not recommended to drive or do any hefty work during the period of medication.
A doctor’s consultation is a must in case these symptoms are seen for a prolonged time. The doctor’s prescription and advice must be strictly followed as long-run use of concerta may lead to addiction.