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Ritalin, Abilify for a 16-year old boy

This is a personalized study for a 16 year old male patient who has ADHD, Bipolar Disorder. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 167 male patients aged 16 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,175 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,148 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

What are the conditions

Adhd (adhd-mental disorders that develop in children) (latest reports from 52,550 patients) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Adderall Xr 30, Ritalin.

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) (latest reports from 79,816 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 167 males aged 11 (±5) who take Ritalin, Abilify are studied

Ritalin, Abilify outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 11

Gender: male

Conditions: ADHD, Bipolar Disorder

Drugs taking:
- Ritalin - 10MG (methylphenidate hydrochloride): used for 1 - 2 years
- Abilify - 5MG (aripiprazole): used for 1 - 6 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Abilify is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pupillary Reflex ImpairedFaecal IncontinenceDeep Vein ThrombosisPsychomotor HyperactivityCondition AggravatedExcessive Eye Blinkingn/aAggression
MydriasisDeep Vein ThrombosisWeight Gain PoorTongue DisorderNegativismDystonia
Feeling AbnormalUrinary IncontinenceRegressive BehaviourDyskinesiaPsychomotor HyperactivityDyskinesia
DysarthriaSedationExcessive Eye BlinkingAngerDrug Ineffective
DroolingDrug Administration ErrorWeight Gain PoorAggressionWeight Increased
DyskinesiaVomitingDiabetic KetoacidosisMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryTardive Dyskinesia
Vision BlurredExtrapyramidal DisorderBipolar 2Agitation
ParanoiaFaeces DiscolouredDelusional Disorder, Paranoid TypeTic
LethargyPsychomotor HyperactivityParanoiaDrooling
Tardive DyskinesiaChillsIrritability

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

Get connected! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have ADHD
- support group for people who have Bipolar Disorder
- support group for people who take Abilify
- support group for people who take Ritalin

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I had a small amount of the hyperpigmentation between the nose and mouth (mustache area) before starting any of the drugs listed above, however, I was on Methadone at the time. That was about 3 years ago. Over the last 2 years it has spread to my cheeks & chin as well. Basically I have darkened skin in the areas of the face that a beard would cover, which causes me to look like I have a beard and mustache.

    Reply

  • From this study (13 months ago):

  • I feel fine at rest. Once up and moving short time, dizziness and vision symptoms occur. Tremor occurs in neck...head going up and down...and in left arm more than right. Have had possible MS for a long time, now they think it is Ritalin causing the problem. stopped Ritalin and started Ativan. Same symptoms

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Todd on Jun, 26, 2012:

    Surely this kid wasn't on all those stimulants at once. If so, the kid's parents should sue the doctor for malpractice/stupidity/attempted murder.

    Reply

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