Uses

Adderall

This combination medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.

Ritalin

This medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Methylphenidate belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.

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Side Effects

Adderall

Loss of appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, stomach upset/pain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, fever, nervousness, and trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Ritalin

Nervousness, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Interactions

Adderall

Drug Interactions

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  • 8 Severe Interactions
  • 0 Serious Interactions
  • 9 Moderate Interactions

Food Interactions

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  • 0 Food Interactions

Ritalin

Drug Interactions

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  • 9 Severe Interactions
  • 0 Serious Interactions
  • 4 Moderate Interactions

Food Interactions

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  • 0 Food Interactions

How to Take

Adderall

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 3 times a day. The first dose is usually taken when you wake up in the morning. If more doses are prescribed, take them as directed by your doctor, usually 4-6 hours apart. Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia).

Ritalin

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 2 or 3 times a day. This medication is best taken 30 to 45 minutes before a meal. However, if you have stomach upset, you may take this medication with or after a meal or snack. Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia).

Reviews

Adderall

  • Effectiveness
    (4.03)
  • Ease of Use
    (4.28)
  • Satisfaction
    (3.75)
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Ritalin

  • Effectiveness
    (3.60)
  • Ease of Use
    (3.99)
  • Satisfaction
    (3.36)
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Generic Availability

Adderall

Yes: dextroamphetamine-amphetamine

Ritalin

Yes: methylphenidate HCl

Storage

Adderall

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Ritalin

Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Conditions Treated

Pictures

Adderall

This medicine is a blue, oval, multi-scored, tablet imprinted with "7.5" and "d p".This medicine is a peach, round, multi-scored, tablet imprinted with "3 0" and "d  p".This medicine is a peach, round, multi-scored, tablet imprinted with "2 0" and "dp".This medicine is a peach, oval, multi-scored, tablet imprinted with "15" and "d p".This medicine is a peach, round, multi-scored, tablet imprinted with "12.5" and "d p".This medicine is a blue, round, multi-scored, tablet imprinted with "d  p" and "1 0".This medicine is a white, round, partially scored, tablet imprinted with "5" and "dp".

Ritalin

This medicine is a pale yellow, round, partially scored, tablet imprinted with "CIBA" and "34".This medicine is a pale green, round, partially scored, tablet imprinted with "CIBA" and "3".This medicine is a yellow, round, tablet imprinted with "CIBA" and "7".

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