For people who have ADHD (or ADD) and Epilepsy, there has been concern over the years as to whether taking ADHD medication, such as Ritalin, may worsen seizures.
Researchers from Harvard have just presented their data from a study which reviewed the impact of Concerta on seizures. The results are reassuring for ADHD and epilepsy sufferers.
This study included 27 children, with a mean age of 10, with ADHD and epilepsy. This was a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, cross over study. In other words, it was very well designed.
In the end the researchers were able to conclude that Concerta does not induce seizures.
This should help to reassure parents of children with ADHD and seizures that Concerta is safe in this combination of disorders.
Of course it is important to review your particular situation with your doctor.
Also, as is always the case in science – replication of studies is important to verify and truly establish facts.