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Phentermine Hydrochloride vs Ritalin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 57

This is personalized comparison of Phentermine Hydrochloride vs Ritalin for a male aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 997 male patients aged 56 who take the drugs are studied in Phentermine Hydrochloride vs Ritalin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male56ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Phentermine Hydrochloride phentermine hydrochlorideActavis Totowa
Ritalin methylphenidate hydrochlorideNovartis

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 56 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Phentermine Hydrochloride (Actavis Totowa)Ritalin (Novartis)
Phentermine

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Phentermine Hydrochloride (Actavis Totowa)Ritalin (Novartis)
Chest PainHypertension (high blood pressure)
Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)Headache (pain in head)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Anxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Ventricular Hypertrophy (enlargement of ventricles (lower chambers) in the heart)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Depression
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Drug Ineffective
Sweating Increased (excess sweating)Weight Decreased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Phentermine Hydrochloride (Actavis Totowa)Ritalin (Novartis)
Colon Cancer Stage IiTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
NervousnessMemory Impairment
Muscle Disorder (muscle disease)Headache (pain in head)
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Hemolytic Anemia (anaemia resulting from destruction of erythrocytes)
Sexual Dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity)
Depression
Anxiety
Erectile Dysfunction
Dizziness
Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Phentermine Hydrochloride0.00%14.29%42.86%35.71%7.14%
Ritalin1.35%14.19%38.51%32.43%13.51%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Phentermine Hydrochloride (phentermine hydrochloride) is often used to treat obesity. Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) 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.

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