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Ritalin vs Lamictal vs Effexor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 33

This is personalized comparison of Ritalin vs Lamictal vs Effexor for a female aged 33. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

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

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,519 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,004 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 10,274 female patients aged 28 who take the same drugs are studied in Ritalin vs Lamictal vs Effexor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female28Bipolar Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ritalin methylphenidate hydrochlorideNovartis
Lamictal lamotrigineGlaxosmithkline
Effexor venlafaxine hydrochlorideWyeth Pharms Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 28 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ritalin (Novartis)Lamictal (Glaxosmithkline)Effexor (Wyeth Pharms Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Rash (redness)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Headache (pain in head)Drug Exposure During PregnancyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Dizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)Depression
Drug Exposure During PregnancyDizzinessSuicidal Ideation
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)VomitingAnxiety
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
VomitingAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)Suicide Attempt

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ritalin (Novartis)Lamictal (Glaxosmithkline)Effexor (Wyeth Pharms Inc)
Chest PainRash (redness)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
CoughDizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Exposure During PregnancyDizziness
Increased Tendency To Bruise (increased tendency to injure the underlying soft tissue or bone)Memory ImpairmentAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Feeling Abnormal
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)AnxietyHeadache (pain in head)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Headache (pain in head)Depression
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Suicidal Ideation
Pain In ExtremityEpilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ritalin1.08%21.15%33.33%29.39%15.05%
Lamictal5.25%19.70%27.42%33.33%14.29%
Effexor2.16%22.84%39.90%22.84%12.26%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) 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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