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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 168 male patients aged 16 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,193 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Trend of ritalin reports

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,160 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Trend of abilify reports

What are the conditions

Adhd (adhd-mental disorders that develop in children) (latest reports from 52,639 patients) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Strattera.

Trend of Adhd reports

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) (latest reports from 78,946 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Abilify, Seroquel, Lamotrigine, Depakote.

Trend of Bipolar disorder reports

On Nov, 14, 2014: 168 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)
25.00%
(1 of 4 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 2 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 Incontinence (a lack of control over passing stool)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)AngerExcessive Eye Blinking (excessive blinking is dry eyes)n/aAggression
Mydriasis (a dilation of the pupil)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Weight Gain PoorPsychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Condition Aggravated (worse condition)Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone)
Feeling AbnormalUrinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)Regressive Behaviour (immature behaviour to ventilate feelings)Tongue Disorder (disease of tongue)Negativism (negative thoughts)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)
Dysarthria (speech disorder)SedationVision ImpairmentPsychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Drug Ineffective
Drooling (drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth)Drug Administration ErrorExcessive Eye Blinking (excessive blinking is dry eyes)AggressionWeight Increased
Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)VomitingWeight Gain PoorVision ImpairmentTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
Vision BlurredExtrapyramidal Disorder (involuntary muscle spasms in the face and neck)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Muscle Contractions Involuntary (uncontrolled muscle contraction)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Faeces DiscolouredBipolar 2 (characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and at least one episode of major depression)Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
Lethargy (tiredness)Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Delusional Disorder, Paranoid Type (type of serious mental illness involving psychosis)Drooling (drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth)
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Chills (felling of cold)Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Irritability

* 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.

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Common symptoms:

Boys of age 10-19 with Adhd:
  1. Fatigue (553 reports)
  2. Abnormal behaviour (480 reports)
  3. Drowsiness (467 reports)
  4. Aggression (456 reports)
  5. Headache (376 reports)
  6. Drug administration error (346 reports)
  7. Nausea (344 reports)
  8. Insomnia (339 reports)
  9. Agitation (327 reports)
  10. Dizziness (326 reports)
Boys of age 10-19 with Bipolar Disorder:
  1. Aggression (456 reports)
  2. Prescribed overdose (200 reports)
  3. Weight increased (183 reports)
  4. Tremor (123 reports)
  5. Heart palpitations (105 reports)
  6. Application site erythema (96 reports)
  7. Rashes (94 reports)
  8. Fall (85 reports)
  9. Agitation (82 reports)
  10. Fatigue (67 reports)

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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