Log in to your
account.
Quick sign up
It only takes a millisecond.
Terms and Conditions
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Enter your email address below, and you'll receive and email containing a link to reset your password.
Password reset
A confirmation email with a link to reset your password has been sent to at your request.
Please check your email and click on the link.
We do our best, but if you don't hear from us in a minute or two, please check your spam email folder.
For further assistance please contact us at support@treato.com.
Treato My Voice
Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas which could help others.
Please, no commercial content and no spam.
Make sure you enter your email address correctly so we can let you know when it goes live after a short moderation process.
The name that will be displayed with your story
Your email address will not be displayed on Treato, and will never be shared.
 
 
Thank you for sharing
Our editorial team will review this shortly and we will inform you once it goes live.
Treato My Voice
Thank you for sharing!
Your post was added to treato.com.
You’re one step away from being a registered user on Treato.
Just choose a password, and you’re done!
Treato My Voice
NOTE: All My Voice posts are carefully monitored by the Treato tream.
Your privacy is important. Treato will never sell or give your email address to a third party.
How to use bookmarks
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you through the My Treato
panel on the right
help-img
Successfully bookmarked the
page!
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you
through the My Treato panel on the right
help-img
To save and access your bookmarks from any browser, you need to be
logged in or create an account in 5 seconds.
Successfully bookmarked the
page!
You now have bookmarks. In order not to lose them, we recommend that you sign up or log in.
Security check
Let us know that you are a human.
Type the characters you see in the picture below
Submit

Fluoxetine vs. Ritalin for Depression

Change usage

Fluoxetine

Rx
/ 42,575 posts
Other Names: Prozac   Sarafem   Lovan   Fludac   Prozac Weekly

Ritalin

Rx
/ 158,397 posts
Other Names: Concerta   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Ritalin SR   Methylin
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 42,575 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Rating:
Based on 158,397 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ... Read more on Wikipedia
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le... Read more on Wikipedia
Concern level
Top 3 Concerns
Withdrawal
Did you have
this too?
Nausea
Dizzy
Concern level
Top 3 Concerns
Addiction
Did you have
this too?
Headaches
Euphoria
See all concerns, alternative treatments and more
See all concerns, alternative treatments and more
Treato Video
Follow us
share this page
Help people by sharing experiences you've had with Fluoxetine or Ritalin - your story could impact others.
Treato My Voice
By Leeanne
October 15, 2014
Leeanne wrote
ADHD andepression
Comment on this post
By Chrsitian
August 17, 2014
Chrsitian wrote
Weight gain from Steroids (dexadron) Trying to lose weight with Lasix and Ritalin
Comment on this post
By Snaggie
August 13, 2014
Snaggie wrote
Fluoxetine
Comment on this post
By CelB
May 16, 2014
CelB wrote
Nicotine Patch and Giant Redbull - Could this induce a heart attack?
I know this is a bit late for your comment, but I think you'll be fine.

You're probably self inflating that BP by becoming anxious about it. 96BPM is not very high, you just need to try and relax yourself. If you're extremely worried about it, try buying some lower dose patches.
Anon  |  September 7, 2014
Comment on this post
By justme
February 27, 2014
justme wrote
Narcolepsy AND Migraines (on Ritalin)
I have narcolepsy as well. For migraines all I have found to work is excedrin, but I have also found that sometimes it can be too much caffeine and you can become shaky. A lot of people don't get shaky at all, I have just experienced it once.

Hope it helps!
September 19, 2014
Comment on this post
By PsiquèIsAlm
November 14, 2013
PsiquèIsAlm wrote
Bupropion
Comment on this post
By shawn
November 12, 2013
shawn wrote
adderall XR, Vyvanse and Ritalin
Comment on this post
By 4yrs and counting
November 11, 2013
4yrs and counting wrote
please help
Methylphenidate has a lot of consequential issues. The side effects cause more side effects.
It is registered as an over stimulant. So I will wake you up, set off severe depression by suppression some much needed brain chemicals, then stir it all up so you can't sleep, then disorganizes your thinking and concentration. Talk to the manufacturer, they can explain it better than I can. But I did, and now I understand why with some people it wakes them up but makes them want to kill themselves. Not
kmphillipscats3  |  May 22, 2014
try Provigil
viki  |  February 28, 2014
Comment on this post
By Mahya Tayyar
September 24, 2013
Mahya Tayyar wrote
Ritalin and Atarax
Comment on this post

What patients are saying about Fluoxetine vs. Ritalin

198 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
fluoxetine, I have actually always felt good.. It's almost...
...and forgot to take my Fluoxetine, or Ritalin.... But felt fine... I ...I have not taken fluoxetine, I have actually always felt good.. It's almost like ...feel strange on Fluoxetine, but ...
it turns out. Generic ritalin sucked, but I think ritalin...
...other generics, but really, I haven't. Fluoxetine was a bust, as was generic wellbutrin, but I'm not supposed ...anyway, it turns out. Generic ritalin sucked, but I think ritalin in general mi...
think ritalin is going to work for me. I'm considering...
...ok to up my ritalin to 15mg twice daily ...me he doesn't think ritalin is going to work for me. I'm considering stopping ritalin and maybe even the fluoxetine, I was better over all unmedicated....
I take 12 10mg ritalin tabs during everyday, 80mg strattera...
I take 12 10mg ritalin tabs during everyday, 80mg strattera and 40mg fluoxetine and i always get really...
taking Fluoxetine (PRozac) to hit the anxiety and the...
Romans taking Fluoxetine (PRozac) to hit the anxiety and the ocd stuff, but we're seeing some ...about so I guess I need to actually consider Rital...
prescribed fluoxetine (prozac). Changed to dexamphetamine...
...stimulant (concerta/ritalin) my son developed anxiety for which he was prescribed fluoxetine (prozac). Changed to dexamphetamine sulphate and weaned of fluoxetine and...
at all. I've been given fluoxetine which isn't mentioned at...
...I'm not on the right meds at all. I've been given fluoxetine which isn't mentioned at all. I must look into stimulants such as ritali...
at all. I've been given fluoxetine which isn't mentioned at...
...I'm not on the right meds at all. I've been given fluoxetine which isn't mentioned at all. I must look into stimulants such as ritali...
a while since I took fluoxetine. I don't recall any effect...
...a while since I took fluoxetine. I don't recall any effect on the ritalin's side...
feel the need to take Ritalin. Just had my Vitamin B,...
...I had my 20 mg Fluoxetine tab as usual. I felt ...feel the need to take Ritalin. Just had my Vitamin B, ...i had half (5gms) of Ritalin, and felt fine. All in...
feedback