Fluoxetine HCl vs Ritalin

Fluoxetine HCl
(Rx)
Ritalin
(Rx)
Fluoxetine HCl is an antidepressant medication.
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 5, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
59,986 Discussions
195,623 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Panic
#8 for Bulimia
#10 for Mood Swings
#11 for Eating Disorder
Fluoxetine HCl is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and OCD 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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Flu
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
6
Dizziness
4
Suicidal behavior
3
Suicidal Thoughts
3
Drowsiness
3
Numbness
3
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Dry Mouth
2
Decreased Libido
2
Rit
Addiction
8
Headaches
4
Euphoria
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Irritability
3
Drowsiness
2
Psychosis
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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Rit
9
3
Nausea
Flu
Rit
6
2
Dizziness
Flu
Rit
4
0
Suicidal behavior
Flu
Rit
3
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Flu
Rit
3
0
Drowsiness
Flu
Rit
3
2
Numbness
Flu
Rit
3
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Flu
Rit
2
0
Dry Mouth
Flu
Rit
2
0
Decreased Libido
Flu
Rit
2
0
Addiction
Rit
Flu
8
0
Headaches
Rit
Flu
4
0
Euphoria
Rit
Flu
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Flu
3
9
Irritability
Rit
Flu
3
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Flu
2
3
Psychosis
Rit
Flu
2
0
Nausea
Rit
Flu
2
6
Mood Swings
Rit
Flu
2
0
Paranoia
Rit
Flu
2
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 Fluoxetine HCl 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 Fluoxetine HCl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg
Solution: 20 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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Fluoxetine Hcl , Fluoxetine
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fluoxetine HCl 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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