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Phentermine Hydrochloride vs Ritalin for a male patient aged 58

Summary: 1,010 male patients aged 58 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Phentermine Hydrochloride vs Ritalin for a male aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Phentermine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,738 users) has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss.

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,228 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On May, 16, 2015: 1,010 male patients aged 56 who take the same 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)
Dyspnoea NosHypertension
Chest PainHeadache
Valvular Heart Disease NosFall
Pulmonary Hypertension NosFatigue
Cardiac Murmur NosAnxiety
Hypertension NosDepression
Cardiovascular Disorder NosPain
Coronary Artery Disease NosNausea
Cardiomegaly NosDrug Ineffective
Mitral Valve IncompetenceWeight 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
NervousnessMemory Impairment
Muscle DisorderDizziness
Neuropathy PeripheralSexual Dysfunction
Anxiety
Headache
Hemolytic Anemia
Erectile Dysfunction
Depression
Chest Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Phentermine Hydrochloride0.00%13.33%43.33%33.33%10.00%
Ritalin1.43%12.14%39.29%32.86%14.29%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Phentermine Hydrochloride (phentermine hydrochloride) is often used to treat weight loss. 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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