alexa Awake Bruxism after Initiation of Sustained Release Met
ISSN: 2375-4494

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Case Report

Awake Bruxism after Initiation of Sustained Release Methylphenidate (CONCERTA)

Nouf Backer Al Backer*

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University and King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Nouf Backer Al Backer
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Consultant
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (39)
College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital
King Saud University, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 554180080
Fax: +966(11) 467-9463
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 07, 2017; Accepted date: June 19, 2017; Published date: June 25, 2017

Citation: Al Backer NB (2017) Awake Bruxism after Initiation of Sustained Release Methylphenidate (CONCERTA). J Child Adolesc Behav 5: 347. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000347

Copyright: © 2017 Al Backer NB. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder that affecting about 5-10% of school age children. A Sustained release methylphenidate (CONCERTA) is commonly used to treat such condition in children. It has a great efficacy in ADHD children. A lot of reports have documented the relationship between MPH and sleep bruxism. However, there is a paucity of reports in the literature that documented awake bruxism as a side effect of sustained release MPH. Up to our knowledge there is only one report of its kind showing such relationships. We report the case of a 10-year - old girl who presented with awake bruxism after her third dose of sustained release MPH. It is a serious side effect of a sustained release methylphenidate (CONCERTA) that might affect health of oral cavity. So, it is important to pick it up early to prevent serious complication and improve quality of life for them.


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