Ritalin vs Wellbutrin

Ritalin
(Rx)
Wellbutrin
(Rx)
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 5, 1955
December 30, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
195,402 Discussions
284,393 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 Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Smoking
#4 for Tiredness
#7 for Weight Loss
#8 for ADHD
#9 for ADD
#10 for Panic Attacks
#11 for Addiction
#12 for OCD
#15 for Panic
#16 for Mood Swings
#17 for Social Anxiety
Wellbutrin is prescribed for Depression and Smoking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety and Tiredness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Rit
Addiction
9
Headaches
5
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Drowsiness
3
Psychosis
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
Wel
Seizures
7
Nausea
5
Dizziness
4
Suicidal behavior
3
Psychosis
3
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Paranoia
2
Hair Loss
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Dry Mouth
1
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Ritalin
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Wellbutrin
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Addiction
Rit
Wel
9
0
Headaches
Rit
Wel
5
0
Euphoria
Rit
Wel
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Wel
4
0
Irritability
Rit
Wel
4
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Wel
3
0
Psychosis
Rit
Wel
2
3
Nausea
Rit
Wel
2
5
Mood Swings
Rit
Wel
2
0
Paranoia
Rit
Wel
2
2
Seizures
Wel
Rit
7
0
Nausea
Wel
Rit
5
2
Dizziness
Wel
Rit
4
0
Suicidal behavior
Wel
Rit
3
0
Psychosis
Wel
Rit
3
2
Suicidal Thoughts
Wel
Rit
2
0
Paranoia
Wel
Rit
2
2
Hair Loss
Wel
Rit
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Wel
Rit
2
0
Dry Mouth
Wel
Rit
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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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Wellbutrin 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 Wellbutrin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Tablet: 75 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
Bupropion Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ritalin and Wellbutrin: 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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