Risperdal vs Ritalin

Risperdal
(Rx)
Ritalin
(Rx)
Risperdal is a bipolar medication and a psychosis medication.
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
3.4
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 29, 1993
December 5, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,820 Discussions
195,609 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Psychosis
#5 for ADHD
#6 for OCD
#7 for Anger
#8 for Schizophrenia
#9 for Autism
#10 for Paranoia
#11 for Mania
#12 for Hallucinations
#13 for Rage
#14 for Aggression
#15 for Tics
#16 for ADD
Risperdal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Anger, Autism, Mania and Hallucinations and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for ADHD, OCD, Paranoia and Rage, 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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Ris
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
3
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Headaches
1
Allergy
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Exhaustion
1
Rit
Addiction
3
Headaches
2
Euphoria
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Irritability
1
Drowsiness
1
Psychosis
1
Nausea
1
Mood Swings
1
Paranoia
1
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Weight Gain
Ris
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10
0
Tiredness
Ris
Rit
3
0
Weight Loss
Ris
Rit
2
0
Diabetes
Ris
Rit
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Ris
Rit
1
0
Headaches
Ris
Rit
1
2
Allergy
Ris
Rit
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Ris
Rit
1
0
Numbness
Ris
Rit
1
0
Exhaustion
Ris
Rit
1
0
Addiction
Rit
Ris
3
0
Headaches
Rit
Ris
2
1
Euphoria
Rit
Ris
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Ris
1
0
Irritability
Rit
Ris
1
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Ris
1
0
Psychosis
Rit
Ris
1
0
Nausea
Rit
Ris
1
0
Mood Swings
Rit
Ris
1
0
Paranoia
Rit
Ris
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 Risperdal 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 Risperdal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg
Solution: 1 mg/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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Risperidone
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Risperdal 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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