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Ritalin vs Dexedrine vs Adderall Xr 20 for a female patient aged 35

Summary: 4,403 female patients aged 35 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Ritalin vs Dexedrine vs Adderall Xr 20 for a female aged 35. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,219 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy.

Dexedrine (latest outcomes from 1,827 users) has active ingredients of dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adderall xr 20 (latest outcomes from 1,095 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in narcolepsy.

What are the symptoms

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,131 Acne patients)

Acne cystic (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 2,501 Acne cystic patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 4,403 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
Acne0.99%0.00%1.34%
Acne Cystic0.00%0.92%0.63%

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)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
DizzinessAnxietyInsomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyDrug IneffectiveAnxiety
Headache (pain in head)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Depression
Feeling AbnormalMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Dizziness
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Weight Increased
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DiarrhoeaNight Sweats (sweating in night)
VomitingHallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)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)Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)Anxiety
Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders)ShopliftingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction)Night Sweats (sweating in night)
Suicide AttemptCostochondritis (chest wall pain)Infertility
Facial Spasm (involuntary muscle contractions face)Shoulder PainSleep Walking (walking during sleep)
Feeling AbnormalFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Urinary Tract Infection
Chest PainDry SkinAgitation Aggravated (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Headache (pain in head)Premature AgingWeight Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ritalin0.90%20.59%35.97%31.45%11.09%
Dexedrine0.00%9.48%31.03%38.79%20.69%
Adderall Xr 201.45%11.94%30.82%40.29%15.50%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat narcolepsy. 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 narcolepsy. 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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