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Ritalin, Lithium Carbonate for a 31-year old woman





Summary: 16 female patients aged 31 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 31 year old female patient who has Narcolepsy, Mood Stabilizer. 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)

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 16,053 users)

What are the conditions

Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) can be treated by Provigil, Nuvigil, Xyrem, Modafinil, Ritalin, Dexedrine. (latest reports from Narcolepsy 3,733 patients)

Mood stabilizer (an extreme or rapid change in mood) can be treated by Lamictal, Lamotrigine, Depakote, Abilify, Trileptal, Lithium Carbonate. (latest reports from Mood Stabilizer 23,646 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 16 females aged 26 (±5) who take Ritalin, Lithium Carbonate are studied

Ritalin, Lithium Carbonate outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 26

Gender: female

Conditions: Narcolepsy, Mood Stabilizer

Drugs taking:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride): used for 2 - 5 years
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate): 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 effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/aTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)n/aHallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Desquamation Mouth (mouth ulcer)n/aOedema (fluid collection in tissue)Weight Increased
Burning Mouth Syndrome (pain in the mouth and burning sensation on tongue)Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type (conditions that prevent a person from getting restful sleep due to mental condition of not getting sleep)Rhinitis Allergic NosDepression Nec (depression not elsewhere classified)
Hallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Tongue Disorder NosAppetite Increased (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)
Memory ImpairmentKidney InfectionAnorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)
Hallucinations, Mixed (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind -mixed)Memory ImpairmentHostility
Mouth Ulceration (mouth ulcers)Difficulty In WalkingNeurosis Nos
Tongue Disorder NosTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Haemoglobin Decreased
Desquamation Mouth (mouth ulcer)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
DissociationDissociationMultiple Injuries
Kidney InfectionBurning Mouth Syndrome (pain in the mouth and burning sensation on tongue)Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

* 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:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Mood Stabilizer
- support group for people who have Narcolepsy
- support group for people who take Lithium Carbonate
- support group for people who take Ritalin

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

    Reply

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