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Risperdal vs Ritalin vs Celexa, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 15

This is personalized comparison of Risperdal vs Ritalin vs Celexa for a female aged 15. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,217 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,200 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,712 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

What are the symptoms

Panic attack has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, panic disorder, pain.(latest reports from Panic attack 23,380 patients)

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.(view latest reports from 24,705 patients)

On Oct, 29, 2014: 2,683 female patients aged 10 who take the same drugs are studied in Risperdal vs Ritalin vs Celexa

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female10Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Risperdal risperidonenot specified
Ritalin methylphenidate hydrochloridenot specified
Celexa citalopram hydrobromidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 10 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

RisperdalRitalinCelexa
Panic Attack0.23%0.50%0.79%
Uncontrolled Emotions0.23%0.50%0.79%
Loss Of Concentration0.23%0.50%0.79%
Mood Swings5.32%3.96%5.56%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RisperdalRitalinCelexa
Weight IncreasedDrug IneffectiveSuicide Attempt
Suicide AttemptAggressionSuicidal Ideation
Suicidal IdeationHeadache (pain in head)Aggression
AggressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Suicidal IdeationIntentional Self-injury
AnxietyDepressionIntentional Overdose
Galactorrhoea (secretion of breast milk in men)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Drug IneffectiveVomitingVomiting
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Abnormal BehaviourAbnormal Behaviour
Headache (pain in head)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Weight Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RisperdalRitalinCelexa
Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)DepressionSuicidal Ideation
Movement Disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Delirium (wild excitement)
Weight DecreasedWeight DecreasedIrritability
AggressionHeadache (pain in head)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Weight IncreasedSelf-injurious IdeationSuicide Attempt
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)High Blood PressureFlat Affect (absence of emotional response to a situation)
Regressive Behaviour (immature behaviour to ventilate feelings)Fontanelles - Bulging (curve or swelling of skull in children)Abnormal Behaviour
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)SwellingAmenorrhoea Nos (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Bloody Airway DischargeMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Suicide AttemptSleepyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Risperdal10.81%21.62%27.03%29.73%10.81%
Ritalin0.00%17.53%38.14%34.02%10.31%
Celexa15.38%38.46%7.69%30.77%7.69%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. 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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