ADD / ADHD Community
Does concerta cause uncontrolable bowel movements
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Does concerta cause uncontrolable bowel movements

I have an 8 year old son that can not control his bowel movements. He's always soiling in his pants and when I ask him why he says it just comes out. He's been on Concerta for a little over a year now and I'm not sure if this is what's causing the problem. Does anyone have the same problem?

Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
719589_tn?1230396810
My son is on concerta and he isnt showing any signs of out ofcontrol bowls i would get him to a doctor cause it is not a side affect to make sure there isnt something else going on with his intestines

Hope the best for you
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
    You also might try and figure out when it is happening.  A lot of kids don't like to poop at school (for a variety of reasons) and try and hold it.  When they finally get to the point where they realize it won't work, they don't always make it to the bathroom in time.
     By the way, if it is happening in school, you also might want to check out his teacher's bathroom policies - sometimes they can be really stupid.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
My son is 9.  He has been on Concerta 54 mg daily for almost 4 years.  About 4 or 5 months ago we started noticing some slight tics with his neck.  He would jerk his head to the side sporadically for no reason, usually when he was tired or anxious.  He also has the same problem with his bowels as your son.  It has gotten a lot worse lately.  I started about 6 months ago but was very infrequent.  But, over the last few month it has been happening several times a week.  He says that all of a sudden he has to go to the bathroom.  Even if he goes right away, he is often too late.  We see his doctor on monday, I plan to address this with him.  I'll let you know what the results are.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
My 9 year old autistic son has been on concerta 54mg for several months now and he is all of a sudden having accidents in his pants too. It is getting to be an all of the time thing and I came on here to see if anyone else may be having the same problem. I do not see it on the side effects list for this med but I do see loss of appetite and with my son I see just the opposite, he wants to eat al of the time and he doesn't seem to get full very easy at all. He has gained a lot of weight being on this med. Does anyone else have this problem and has anyone had their child checked for the accidents they are having with their bowls? What did your doctor say could be the problem? I am having him checked because this is just not normal for him to start doing this all of a sudden.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1253584_tn?1332881554
Blank
ang_811 commented on ang_811's status
Jul 26
982214_tn?1372877485
Blank
krichar commented on beddajess's status
Jul 26
1253584_tn?1332881554
Blank
ang_811 Slowly surviving my first d... Comment
Jul 26
Top Children's Development Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2
San Pedro, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
kirk8
Eureka, CA, CA
ADD / ADHD Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Development Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2
San Pedro, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
kirk8
Eureka, CA, CA