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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.

What are the drugs

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,175 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 1,076 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 63,101 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 3,343 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Sep, 9, 2014: 4,281 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
Acne0.87%0.00%1.34%
Acne Cystic0.00%0.87%0.75%

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)
AnxietyDrug IneffectiveAnxiety
Headache (pain in head)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Depression
Feeling AbnormalSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Fatigue (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)DiarrhoeaWeight Increased
IrritabilityMemory ImpairmentNight Sweats (sweating in night)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Mood Altered (changes in mood)

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
Persecutory DelusionMigraine (headache)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
Facial Spasm (involuntary muscle contractions face)ShopliftingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Frequent Headaches (pain in head)Night Sweats (sweating in night)
Suicide AttemptRecurrent Leg Pain And Cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Feeling AbnormalShoulder PainMood Altered (changes in mood)
Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders)Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)Agitation Aggravated (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Costochondritis (chest wall pain)Infertility
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Eye RednessUrinary Tract Infection

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ritalin0.64%20.17%35.84%31.12%12.23%
Dexedrine0.00%10.32%31.75%36.51%21.43%
Adderall Xr 201.52%11.96%33.18%39.02%14.32%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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