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Daytrana vs Risperdal, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 12

This is personalized comparison of Daytrana vs Risperdal for a male aged 12. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Daytrana (latest outcomes from 5,788 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,202 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On May, 29, 2014: 1,874 male patients aged 8 who take the same drugs are studied in Daytrana vs Risperdal

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male8ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Daytrana methylphenidateShire
Risperdal risperidoneOrtho Mcneil Janssen

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)
Daytrana (Shire)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Drug IneffectiveAggression
Application Site Erythema (redness of the skin at application site)Abnormal Behaviour
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
AggressionWeight Increased
Suicidal IdeationCondition Aggravated
Abnormal BehaviourConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
AngerDrug Ineffective
HypersensitivityDystonia (abnormal muscle tone)
Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Daytrana (Shire)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Growth Accelerated (growth more than expected)Staring (a prolonged gaze or fixed look)
Drug IneffectiveTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
Increased Appetite (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)
Pelvi-ureteric Obstruction (obstruction of the flow of urine from the renal pelvis to the proximal ureter)Aggression
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Educational ProblemAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders)Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal)
Skin Disorder (skin disease)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Rash (redness)Cytolytic Hepatitis (dissolution or destruction of a liver cell)
Application Site ReactionWeight Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Daytrana0.00%20.00%46.67%20.00%13.33%
Risperdal3.12%24.22%41.41%28.91%2.34%

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On eHealthMe, Daytrana (methylphenidate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar 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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