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A study for a 62-year old man who takes Ritalin, Buspar

Summary: 16 male patients aged 62 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 62 year old male patient who has ADHD, Anxiety 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 narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 11,219 Ritalin users)

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 11,056 Buspar users)

What are the conditions

Adhd (adhd-mental disorders that develop in children) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Adderall Xr 30. (latest reports from 44,950 Adhd patients)

Anxiety disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry) can be treated by Xanax, Clonazepam, Klonopin, Lexapro, Zoloft, Ativan. (latest reports from 16,183 Anxiety Disorder patients)

What is the symptom

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 212,679 Anxiety patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 16 males aged 56 (±5) who take Ritalin, Buspar are studied

Ritalin, Buspar outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 56

Gender: male

Conditions: ADHD, Anxiety Disorder

Drugs taking:
- Ritalin - 20MG (methylphenidate hydrochloride): used for 6 - 12 months
- Buspar - 30MG (buspirone hydrochloride): used for < 1 month

Drug interactions have: severe anxiety

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Anxiety4 (25.00% of males aged 56 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Anxiety in Adhd30 (3.58% of males aged 56 (±5) who have Adhd)
Anxiety in Anxiety Disorder23 (3.52% of males aged 56 (±5) who have Anxiety disorder)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Anxiety in Ritalin35 (8.08% of males aged 56 (±5) who take Ritalin)
Anxiety in Buspar68 (11.06% of males aged 56 (±5) who take Buspar)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a
Buspar is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Suicidal IdeationSuicidal Ideationn/an/an/aFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusMemory Impairment
Heart Rate DecreasedNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Nervousness
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Suicidal IdeationHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Drug Effect Decreased
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Hernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Hernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Hernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle)Blood Culture Positive
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Inguinal Hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)Inguinal Hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)Drug Level Decreased
Heart Rate DecreasedAnxietyExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Liver Injury
Inguinal Hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Speech Disorder
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

* 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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    jeff on Feb, 27, 2013:

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