A study for a 38-year old woman who takes Concerta, Phentermine
Summary: 6 female patients aged 38 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 38 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 10,444 Concerta users)
Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from 13,051 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 30. (latest reports from 44,950 Add patients)
On Mar, 3, 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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- Weed and focalin xr combined experience
I took a focalin xr 30mg at 8:00 in the morning during school. At break at 11:00 I smoked about 3 bowls of Girl Scout, which is a sativa. I have a huge tolerance to weed because I smoke twice a day. It was enough weed to get me kinda high, but since I was going back to school I didn't want to be trashed. When the two combined I was super hyper and couldn't really feel the weed but it generally takes about 15 minutes for me to feel the weed, and so by the time I get back to school I'm feeling it a little more. When I got back to school I was feeling a insane body high and some lightheadedness. It was a pretty awesome feeling since I could still feel the focalin in my system. This was my first time taking focalin but a week ago I took vyvanse 60 mg and have tried adderall a couple times prior, vyvanse is definitely my favorite though. The feeling peaked for about an hour and half, but once the weed high wore off I was strictly feeling the focalin only. My pupils were super tiny but a week before when I took a vyvanse my pupils were dilated the entire time. My eyes didn't change color though from the weed which might have to do with my tolerance they simply become very glassy. I felt very jittery throughout the day although and my mind was whirling after the weed which I thought would have the opposite effect, and I continued to be hyper until 10ish that night. I also felt very nauseous most the day because I didn't eat much before taking the focalin in the morning, and no urge to eat anything through the day until I smoked where I became mildly hungry. During the peak of the high Imy hands and feet also became fairly numb with a tingling sensation different than when there isn't enough blood reaching it. I wouldn't recommend this if you get bad trips . Although it's not a trippy or particularly hard drug, friends that have tried this have experienced paranoia and aggression.i If you have a little self control and are seeking a different experience than your regular weed high I would say give it a try, just maybe not at school or when you want to study. I'm not very experienced with stimulant pills and this may affect you differently, I don't know this is just my personal experience and I hope this helps
- Respiridone causes hyper activity
My 7yr old is taking intuniv in the AM and respiridone @ pm but it makes run around crazy like a boost of energy
- The zoloft/vyvanse concoction ruined my life.
I started taking these drugs about two months ago. I am diagnosed ADHD by a psychiatrist. I received these medications from a doctor whom I know and is married to a friend my wife. She, the doctor, gave them to me from her personal medications in a plastic baggy. I was given loose instructions for taking these on a piece of paper. I was never given the paperwork with warning signs. 10 days after starting these medications, I attacked my wife and am now separated. I am barred from seeing her and my daughter by means of a Victims Protective Order. I am a normally nonviolent person. Most who know me call me a peacemaker...a pacifist. I am still horrified by the events of that night. 15 seconds changed my life forever. I hope and pray my story helps others. Don't be naïve, as I was, when given medications. Ask questions.
- 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.
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I am 19 years old and have been taking concerta sinice 3rd grade, freshman in college now, and in December my doseem was upped to 54 mg. I have had ulcers all my life but I cannot remember if I had them before or after 3rd grade so I am not sure if the medicine would be the cause. I have also noticed my appetite has decreased significantly with the higher dosage, also I have started to feel emotionless and down some days. A couple days ago I was really bad to the point I was crying for no reason. I did get help and I am seeing a counsalor. However I do not feel entirly down every day, I also feel more like myself some days on the medicine as if I was off it. (Don't take it on weekends) I am normally a happy and optimistic person so the down feelings are concernIng but not frequent enough to make a conclusion. Also I have not had thoughts of self harm so I'm good with that. I am just not sure what effects exactly my medicine is causIng andhow I can tell the difference since I have been on it for so long and if what I should take noteven of.
Related drug interaction studies:
- Concerta and Phentermine drug interactions (43 reports)
Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Concerta for ADD reported by 1,316 people (updated 5 hours ago)
Complete drug side effects:
Concerta side effects reported by 8,717 people (updated 3 weeks ago)
Concerta side effects reported by 8,717 people (updated 3 weeks ago)
- Add (74 drugs in 11,169 reports) (updated 5 hours ago)
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