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

This is personalized comparison of Focalin Xr 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

Focalin xr (latest outcomes from 869 users) has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adderall xr 20 (latest outcomes from 1,070 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

What is the symptom

Weight (latest reports from 98,425 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 2,831 female patients aged 30 who take the same drugs are studied in Focalin Xr vs Adderall Xr 20

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female30ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Focalin Xr dexmethylphenidate hydrochlorideNovartis
Adderall Xr 20 amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfateShire

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 30 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Focalin Xr (Novartis)Adderall Xr 20 (Shire)
Weight0.00%0.20%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Focalin Xr (Novartis)Adderall Xr 20 (Shire)
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Headache (pain in head)
Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Diabetic Retinopathy (damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine)Dizziness
Weight IncreasedDepression
Blood Glucose IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyAnxiety
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Drug Ineffective
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Weight Increased
Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes)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)
Focalin Xr (Novartis)Adderall Xr 20 (Shire)
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Depression
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Back PainUrinary Tract Infection
ConstipationMood Altered (changes in mood)
Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)Weight Increased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Infertility
Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)Hair Thinning
Abdominal PainSleep-related Eating Disorder (abnormal eating patterns during the night)
Abdominal DistensionPregnancy - Vaginal Bleeding
Neck TightnessAggression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Focalin Xr4.17%25.00%41.67%16.67%12.50%
Adderall Xr 201.77%11.32%29.61%42.86%14.45%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Focalin Xr (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) 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:

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