Concerta vs Ritalin

Concerta
(Rx)
Ritalin
(Rx)
Concerta is an ADHD medication.
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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August 1, 2000
December 5, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
90,327 Discussions
195,664 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Inattentive
Concerta is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Narcolepsy
#6 for Inattentive
Ritalin is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Con
Headaches
6
Irritability
6
Tics
5
Loss of Appetite
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Nausea
2
Euphoria
2
Drowsiness
2
Stomach Pain
2
Paranoia
2
Rit
Addiction
9
Headaches
5
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Drowsiness
3
Psychosis
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
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Concerta
Con
Ritalin
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Headaches
Con
Rit
6
5
Irritability
Con
Rit
6
4
Tics
Con
Rit
5
0
Loss of Appetite
Con
Rit
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Con
Rit
3
4
Nausea
Con
Rit
2
2
Euphoria
Con
Rit
2
4
Drowsiness
Con
Rit
2
3
Stomach Pain
Con
Rit
2
0
Paranoia
Con
Rit
2
2
Addiction
Rit
Con
9
0
Headaches
Rit
Con
5
6
Euphoria
Rit
Con
4
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Con
4
3
Irritability
Rit
Con
4
6
Drowsiness
Rit
Con
3
2
Psychosis
Rit
Con
2
0
Nausea
Rit
Con
2
2
Mood Swings
Rit
Con
2
0
Paranoia
Rit
Con
2
2
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, 54 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
Ingredients
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Methylphenidate
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Concerta and Ritalin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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