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Ritalin vs Dexedrine vs Adderall Xr 20, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 34

This is personalized comparison of Ritalin vs Dexedrine vs Adderall Xr 20 for a female aged 34. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,162 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Dexedrine (latest outcomes from 1,822 users) has active ingredients of dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adderall xr 20 (latest outcomes from 1,067 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

What are the symptoms

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 63,528 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

Acne Cystic (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 3,305 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Jun, 8, 2014: 4,196 female patients aged 33 who take the same drugs are studied in Ritalin vs Dexedrine vs Adderall Xr 20

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female33ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ritalin methylphenidate hydrochloridenot specified
Dexedrine dextroamphetamine sulfatenot specified
Adderall Xr 20 amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 33 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

RitalinDexedrineAdderall Xr 20
Acne0.88%0.00%1.38%
Acne Cystic0.00%0.88%0.69%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RitalinDexedrineAdderall Xr 20
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Back PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)AnxietyHeadache (pain in head)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietySomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Anxiety
Headache (pain in head)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Depression
Feeling AbnormalDrug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Dizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Weight Increased
IrritabilityPyrexia (fever)Mood Altered (changes in mood)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Abdominal Pain UpperConstipation

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RitalinDexedrineAdderall Xr 20
Hallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Back PainDepression
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Migraine (headache)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)Costochondritis (chest wall pain)Anxiety
Feeling AbnormalShoulder PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Facial Spasm (involuntary muscle contractions face)Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Suicide AttemptRecurrent Leg Pain And Cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction)Agitation Aggravated (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Mood Altered (changes in mood)
Persecutory DelusionFrequent Headaches (pain in head)Urinary Tract Infection
Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)ShopliftingInfertility
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Temporal Lobe Seizure (seizures are generated in the portion of the brain called the temporal lobe)Weight Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ritalin0.66%20.31%35.15%31.44%12.45%
Dexedrine0.00%10.57%32.52%34.96%21.95%
Adderall Xr 201.22%11.74%34.11%39.63%13.31%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall Xr 20 (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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