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Vyvanse vs Concerta, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 41

This is personalized comparison of Vyvanse vs Concerta for a female aged 41. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Vyvanse (latest outcomes from 7,703 users) has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Concerta (latest outcomes from 10,349 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On May, 12, 2014: 2,031 female patients aged 37 who take the same drugs are studied in Vyvanse vs Concerta

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female37ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Vyvanse lisdexamfetamine dimesylateNew River Pharms
Concerta methylphenidate hydrochlorideOrtho Mcneil Janssen

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 37 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Vyvanse (New River Pharms)Concerta (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
Drug IneffectiveAnxiety
Drug Effect DecreasedDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
DizzinessConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Disturbance In AttentionDizziness
IrritabilityFeeling Abnormal
Feeling JitteryAsthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Vyvanse (New River Pharms)Concerta (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
DizzinessConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Pain - JointsHallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)
Melasma (the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women) is a tan or dark skin discoloration)Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)
Middle Insomnia (difficulty returning to sleep after awakening either in the middle of the night)Suicide Attempt
Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)Persecutory Delusion
Breast PainFeeling Abnormal
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Facial Spasm (involuntary muscle contractions face)
Sciatic Nerve InjuryAutism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders)
Amblyopia (lazy eye)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Ulcer - MouthWithdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Vyvanse1.18%15.93%34.22%36.87%11.80%
Concerta1.68%18.79%36.24%30.54%12.75%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity 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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