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Dexedrine vs Ritalin for a male patient aged 36

Summary: 918 male patients aged 36 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Dexedrine vs Ritalin for a male aged 36. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Dexedrine (latest outcomes from 1,827 users) has active ingredients of dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,219 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy.

On Feb, 14, 2015: 918 male patients aged 31 who take the same drugs are studied in Dexedrine vs Ritalin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male31ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Dexedrine dextroamphetamine sulfateSmithkline Beecham
Ritalin methylphenidate hydrochlorideNovartis

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 31 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Dexedrine (Smithkline Beecham)Ritalin (Novartis)
Asthenia (weakness)Anxiety
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Depression
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
WeaknessTachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
Hypotonia (low muscle tone)Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dizziness
Headache (pain in head)Chest Pain
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Aggression

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Dexedrine (Smithkline Beecham)Ritalin (Novartis)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Acne (skin problems that cause pimples)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Memory Impairment
Tonic Clonic Movements (generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
Excessive Saliva (drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth)Anger
DepressionHair Loss
Tiredness (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Seizure Anoxic (a reflex anoxic seizure is a type of fit triggered by a temporary cutting off of the supply of blood to the brain)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Joint Dislocation (a joint position is changed from normal position)Anxiety Aggravated
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Hair - Oily
Heart InjuryMyopia (difficult to see objects that are far away)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dexedrine4.76%9.52%14.29%47.62%23.81%
Ritalin2.14%16.04%35.29%34.76%11.76%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat narcolepsy. 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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