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Focalin Xr vs Adderall Xr 20 for a female patient aged 35

Summary: 2,957 female patients aged 35 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Focalin Xr 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

Focalin xr (latest outcomes from 883 users) has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adderall xr 20 (latest outcomes from 1,092 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 has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,469 Weight patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 2,957 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%0.21%

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)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyNausea (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
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlAnxiety
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Premature LabourDrug Ineffective
Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes)Weight Increased
Blood Glucose IncreasedMood 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)
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Depression
Back PainInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Abdominal PainInfertility
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Mood Altered (changes in mood)
ConstipationSleep Walking (walking during sleep)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight Increased
Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)Abdominal Pain
Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)Aggression
Abdominal DistensionEndometrial Cancer
Burping (noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth)Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Focalin Xr4.35%26.09%34.78%26.09%8.70%
Adderall Xr 201.81%11.11%29.89%42.64%14.56%

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

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