Lamictal vs Ritalin LA

Lamictal
(Rx)
Ritalin LA
(Rx)
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Ritalin LA is an ADHD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.4
Concern level
2.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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December 27, 1994
June 5, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
205,659 Discussions
4,630 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamictal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy 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 Inattentive
Ritalin LA 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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Lam
Rash
10
Weight Gain
9
Insomnia
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Weight Loss
3
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Allergy
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Rit
Irritability
4
Headaches
4
Tics
4
Drowsiness
2
Addiction
2
Nausea
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Palpitations
1
Trouble Falling Asleep
1
Trouble Swallowing
1
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Rit
10
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Weight Gain
Lam
Rit
9
0
Insomnia
Lam
Rit
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Rit
4
1
Irritability
Lam
Rit
4
4
Weight Loss
Lam
Rit
3
0
Dizziness
Lam
Rit
2
0
Nausea
Lam
Rit
2
1
Allergy
Lam
Rit
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
Rit
2
0
Irritability
Rit
Lam
4
4
Headaches
Rit
Lam
4
0
Tics
Rit
Lam
4
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Lam
2
0
Addiction
Rit
Lam
2
0
Nausea
Rit
Lam
1
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Lam
1
4
Palpitations
Rit
Lam
1
0
Trouble Falling Asleep
Rit
Lam
1
0
Trouble Swallowing
Rit
Lam
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 Lamictal 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 Lamictal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 60 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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Lamotrigine
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lamictal and Ritalin LA: 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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