A study for a 43-year old woman who takes Concerta, Phentermine
Summary: 6 female patients aged 43 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 43 year old female patient who has ADD. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 10,430 Concerta users)
Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in obesity. (latest outcomes from 13,025 Phentermine users)
What are the conditions
Add (attention deficit disorder-difficult to define) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Adderall Xr 20. (latest reports from 44,764 Add patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 6 females aged 38 (±5) who take Concerta, Phentermine are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
- Concerta - 36MG (methylphenidate hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months
eHealthMe real world results:
Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:
|Interaction||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Phentermine||The drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.|
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)|
|Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)|
|Hepatic Necrosis (large portions of liver die off due to severe liver disease)|
|Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)|
|Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen)|
|Hepatic Fibrosis (scarring process that represents the liver's response to injury)|
|Ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- Do you suffer from hyperhidrosis when you stop concerta for a while?
Taken concerta for 8 years now, with pausing during two preignancies, transpiring has become a regular problem, with ritalin it is even worse, so I do not take it
My life is too busy with work and children, I cannot stop me meds now. During preignancies I still transpired, maybe hormons have some effect as well, hard to tell
- Taking ritilin instead of nuvigil (because ins doesn't want to pay)
I have been diagnosed with Excessive Daytime Fatigue or none as, Narcolepsy. I have been taking Nuvigil 150 mg since 10/05/11. My insurance doesn't want to cover it unless I've tried Provigil (which also needs a prior auth and copay is too expensive), Ritalin or Adderall.
I am nervous about trying Ritalin. I don't feel it should be used for Narcolepsy.
Just wondering if anyone out there has tried it, and/or has my same situation.
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- Belviq (lorcaserin) and adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)
I have been on Adderall for more than a year and I have recently started taking Belviq. For some reason a lot of doctors worry about a serious interaction between the two, in my experience the two get along just fine. Adderall helps me stay focused, while Belviq suppresses appetite.
During the second week of Belviq I did have very small stomach upsets, such as heartburn but it did go away about 2 days later. Other than that the medication works well and I think it is safe for anyone to try who is looking to lose weight. Belviq works on serotonin and while the exact mechanism is unknown it causes appetite suppression in most people. Belviq being one of the medications that are approved for long term use, it may be very helpful to individuals who require a longer period of time on the medication. Belviq reminds me of an antidepressant I was on called Effexor, the two produce the same sense of satisfaction overall, but mostly with food. However Effexor’s side effects (show up around week 7-12) and made it so that the medication is almost impossible to used. Belviq at this time is not giving me any side effects, I think it’s a wonderful drug, much better than the other options like Contrive and Qsyimia. However it’s not for everyone the drug may work perfectly on 80 % of the people who try it but on others it may not. I recommend that the alternatives be considered such as Contrive or Qsymia if Belviq is not found helpful. If Belviq causes you to feel unwell, sad, depressed, or feel like you have the flu—stop taking Belviq and call your doctor as these may be signs of a life threatening condition. Always take the medication as directed by your doctor, do not adjust your own dose without consulting with the doctor.
Belviq has been a wonderful addition to my life, it’s helped me take control of my body again I feel that the medication is very good, well tolerated, and just an amazingly well designed drug overall.
- A life of depression and fatigue (1 response)
1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
- A really bad day ritalin+orange juice
I took Ritaline, then Orange juice. I couldn't do my exam at all...
Comments from related studies:
From this study (4 days ago):
Using 20g to 40mg of ritalin per day when studying/reading/on class/meetings/presentations. Ritalin works wonders, but I've never been diagnosed with ADD/hyperactivity. it helps me to focus and to produce huge amount of work in a shorter time.
I'm a heavy marijuana smoker, can smoke from 3 up to 7 regular sized joints per day. My thinking is way too fast, weed helps me to relax. Sometimes I use ritalin and a little marijuana combined (one or two tokes).
devar5 on Dec, 16, 2014:
5mg mph, and a few hits off a joint and I go from functioning at around 60%(my baseline), right up to what feels like 100%, no anxiety, no worries. I can plan, my behavior is no longer dictated by my emotions. It's nothing short of incredible. My DX is C-PTSD (scored a 10 on the ACE).
devar5 on Jan, 22, 2015:
for context, both are Dr perscribed...
bunniboila on Jan, 20, 2015:
I'm British, female, 37 years old, have had Narcolepsy & Cataplexy since I was 14 years old. I agree with commenter... you are a jerk!!
Related drug interaction studies:
- Concerta and Phentermine drug interactions (43 reports)
Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Concerta for ADD reported by 5 people (updated 3 days ago)
Complete drug side effects:
Concerta side effects reported by 8,703 people (updated 3 weeks ago)
Concerta side effects reported by 8,703 people (updated 3 weeks ago)
- Add (10 drugs in 61 reports) (updated 3 days ago)
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