Ritalin vs Strattera

Ritalin
(Rx)
Strattera
(Rx)
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Strattera is an ADHD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.0
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for ADHD
3.0
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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December 5, 1955
November 26, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
195,607 Discussions
67,825 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 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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Inattentive
Strattera is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Rit
Addiction
3
Headaches
2
Euphoria
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Irritability
1
Drowsiness
1
Psychosis
1
Nausea
1
Mood Swings
1
Paranoia
1
Str
Depression
10
Tiredness
5
Insomnia
3
Irritability
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Headaches
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
2
Drowsiness
1
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Addiction
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Str
3
0
Headaches
Rit
Str
2
2
Euphoria
Rit
Str
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Str
1
0
Irritability
Rit
Str
1
2
Drowsiness
Rit
Str
1
1
Psychosis
Rit
Str
1
0
Nausea
Rit
Str
1
2
Mood Swings
Rit
Str
1
2
Paranoia
Rit
Str
1
0
Depression
Str
Rit
10
0
Tiredness
Str
Rit
5
0
Insomnia
Str
Rit
3
0
Irritability
Str
Rit
2
1
Nausea
Str
Rit
2
1
Mood Swings
Str
Rit
2
1
Headaches
Str
Rit
2
2
Weight Gain
Str
Rit
2
0
Weight Loss
Str
Rit
2
0
Drowsiness
Str
Rit
1
1
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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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Strattera during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Strattera and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Methylphenidate
Atomoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ritalin and Strattera: 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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