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Ritalin, Abilify for a 16-year old boy





Summary: 168 male patients aged 16 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

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 from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Abilify 30,166 users)

What are the conditions

Adhd (adhd-mental disorders that develop in children) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Adderall Xr 30, Ritalin. (latest reports from Adhd 34,511 patients)

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote. (latest reports from Bipolar Disorder 43,640 patients)

On Dec, 15, 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)Delusional Disorder, Paranoid Type (a type of serious mental illness involving psychosis)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)Muscle Contractions Involuntary (uncontrolled muscle contraction)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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Concerta and extreme rage (3 answers)
    My 18yr old son has been on 54mg of Concerta for 5+ years now, he suddenly started complaining to me that he was not feeling that it slowed him down like usual to concentrate ect he said it made him depressed down. He stopped taking it for over 3 weeks, then randomly yesterday he decided to take it cause he felt extremely out of control hyper. Approx 6 hours after he took it I received a phone call from his friends that he was in a suicidal rage along with extreme crying. So I drove to meet his friends to take my son with me as he would not get back into his friends vehicle. He ended up smashing the door of my car trunk with his hand/arm...punching the passenger window of my car (did not break that thankfully. I felt like I didnt even know him. He kept saying he wanted to blow his head off as he held his fingers upto his temple. He ended up in the ER for his arm. He has to see his psych ASAP of course cause the ER doc didnt seem concerned since my son had calmed from rage to emotional as well as saying that Psych didnt have any beds but I had NO IDEA this could happen after working so well for years. He finally feels on his way back to himself now that he hasnt taken anymore Concerta today. Has anyone had an experience to this extreme? It was a sleepless night for me because if the hospital wasnt keeping him then I was on watch!!!
  • Could taking concerta have caused my hearing loss? i'm 16!
    Sudden onset of hearing loss and continues to worsen. Currently only take concerta for ADHD.
  • Can namenda treat post concussion syndrome (1 answer)
    I am here today to learn more about the drug Namenda, and if would help for me to start taking it. My doctor diagnosed me with PCS, and it has been going on for close to a year now. Originally I was diagnosed with anxiety, and things of that sort.



    I have never knew Namenda could treat PCS, and I am just wondering if it would even help with how I am feeling. (Dizzy,Headache,Personality Changes,Paranoia, etc) None of these symptoms have happened to me before, just post the concussion.



    Would Namenda be able to treat my PCS, or even help? I have only heard it could treat Dementia, and other mental illnesses of that sort.

More questions for: ADHD, Bipolar Disorder

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 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 (1 year 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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