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Carbamazepine vs Adderall Xr 20, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 14

This is personalized comparison of Carbamazepine vs Adderall Xr 20 for a male aged 14. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Carbamazepine (latest outcomes from 15,850 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.

Adderall xr 20 (latest outcomes from 1,078 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Sep, 4, 2014: 2,407 male patients aged 8 who take the same drugs are studied in Carbamazepine vs Adderall Xr 20

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male8Seizure - absence

Drugs to compare:

Carbamazepine carbamazepineTaro Pharm Inds
Adderall Xr 20 amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfateShire

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 8 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Carbamazepine (Taro Pharm Inds)Adderall Xr 20 (Shire)
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Ineffective
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Aggression
Condition AggravatedAbnormal Behaviour
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AggressionPsychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDisturbance In Attention
Drug IneffectiveSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)
Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
Abnormal BehaviourSuicidal Ideation

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Carbamazepine (Taro Pharm Inds)Adderall Xr 20 (Shire)
Drug Level IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Prescribed Overdose
Atrioventricular Block Second Degree (heart block second degree)Aggression
Heart Rate DecreasedSudden Death
Heart Rate IrregularGlaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)
PneumoniaPallor (unusual lightness of skin colour)
Oliguria (not enough urine)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)
Atrioventricular Block Complete (heart block complete)Myocarditis Bacterial (bacterial infection of heart muscle myocardium)
Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)Pharyngitis Streptococcal (inflammation of the pharynx caused by infection from. streptococcus)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Adderall Xr 200.00%32.61%28.26%34.78%4.35%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Carbamazepine (carbamazepine) is often used to treat epilepsy. 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:

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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