Dextroamphetamine vs Ritalin

Dextroamphetamine
(Rx)
Ritalin
(Rx)
Dextroamphetamine is an ADHD medication and a CNS stimulant.
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 5, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
14,596 Discussions
196,391 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Tiredness
#4 for Narcolepsy
#5 for Weight Loss
Dextroamphetamine is prescribed for ADHD, ADD, Tiredness and Narcolepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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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Dex
Euphoria
9
Irritability
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Headaches
3
Psychosis
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Neurotoxicity
2
Tachycardia
1
Wakefulness
1
Palpitations
1
Rit
Addiction
7
Headaches
4
Euphoria
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Irritability
3
Drowsiness
2
Psychosis
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
1
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Dextroamphetamine
Dex
Ritalin
Rit
Euphoria
Dex
Rit
9
3
Irritability
Dex
Rit
3
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dex
Rit
3
3
Headaches
Dex
Rit
3
4
Psychosis
Dex
Rit
3
2
High Blood Pressure
Dex
Rit
2
0
Neurotoxicity
Dex
Rit
2
0
Tachycardia
Dex
Rit
1
0
Wakefulness
Dex
Rit
1
0
Palpitations
Dex
Rit
1
0
Addiction
Rit
Dex
7
0
Headaches
Rit
Dex
4
3
Euphoria
Rit
Dex
3
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Dex
3
3
Irritability
Rit
Dex
3
3
Drowsiness
Rit
Dex
2
0
Psychosis
Rit
Dex
2
3
Nausea
Rit
Dex
2
0
Mood Swings
Rit
Dex
2
0
Paranoia
Rit
Dex
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Dextroamphetamine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Dextroamphetamine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg
Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
Ingredients
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Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Dextroamphetamine 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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