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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.

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What are the drugs

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,209 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,163 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy.

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,655 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

What are the symptoms

Panic attack (latest reports from 121,697 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, panic disorder, pain.

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 121,173 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 24, 2014: 2,665 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 Attack0.35%0.75%1.19%
Uncontrolled Emotions0.35%0.75%1.19%
Loss Of Concentration0.35%0.75%1.19%
Mood Swings5.32%3.98%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
Galactorrhoea (secretion of breast milk in men)DepressionIntentional Overdose
AnxietyAgitation (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)Weight IncreasedWeight 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 DecreasedSelf-injurious IdeationIrritability
AggressionWeight DecreasedConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Weight IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)Suicide Attempt
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Fontanelles - Bulging (curve or swelling of skull in children)Flat Affect (absence of emotional response to a situation)
Suicide AttemptSweating DecreasedAbnormal Behaviour
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Heart Rate IncreasedAmenorrhoea Nos (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)High Blood PressureMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Regressive Behaviour (immature behaviour to ventilate feelings)SwellingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Risperdal11.11%22.22%27.78%27.78%11.11%
Ritalin0.00%18.48%35.87%34.78%10.87%
Celexa15.38%38.46%7.69%30.77%7.69%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat narcolepsy. 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.

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