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If you look at the release profile of Concerta, it has an initial plateau at ~2-4 hrs, with a bump at 6-8hrs to levels almost double the initial plateau. By 10-11hrs after taking it, levels drop to half of peak (referred to as T1/2 in pharmacology).
When I was taking MPH, I found taking generic (APO) Ritalin SR 20mg in the morning and again ~5hrs later lasted longer than Concerta, and had a more even effect through the day. An added bonus was it is a fraction of the cost (~25c for 20mg APO MPH SR vs ~$3 for 36mg Concerta).