Review: taking Neurontin and Ritalin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Neurontin and Ritalin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Neurontin and Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,546 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 76,477 users)

Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 14,976 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

1,546 people who take Neurontin, Ritalin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Neurontin and Ritalin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Neurontin:
  • < 1 month: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.0% - (5 of 16 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.0% - (8 of 12 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Ritalin:
  • < 1 month: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 40.0% - (6 of 15 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 81.0% - (9 of 11 people)
  • 10+ years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Neurontin:
  • female: 50.0% - (25 of 50 people)
  • male: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
Ritalin:
  • female: 58.0% - (29 of 50 people)
  • male: 44.0% - (8 of 18 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Neurontin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 30-39: 61.0% - (11 of 18 people)
  • 40-49: 35.0% - (7 of 20 people)
  • 50-59: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
Ritalin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)
  • 30-39: 47.0% - (9 of 19 people)
  • 40-49: 55.0% - (10 of 18 people)
  • 50-59: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • fatigue
  • drug ineffective
  • convulsion
  • embolism
  • hypotension
  • malignant melanoma
  • nausea
  • body height decreased
  • weight decreased
  • decreased appetite
1 - 6 months:
  • bruise
  • canker sores
  • decreased appetite
  • pica
  • restless legs syndrome
  • tremor
  • constipation
  • fall
  • retinal artery occlusion
  • weight decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • weight decreased
  • hypercalcaemia
  • abscess
  • actinic keratosis
  • adverse drug reaction
  • alopecia
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • bone loss
  • bruxism
1 - 2 years:
  • bruise
  • canker sores
  • pica
  • restless legs syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • aphasia
  • depression
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • nausea
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • facial bones fracture
  • fall
  • road traffic accident
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • speech disorder
  • suicidal ideation
  • swollen tongue
  • anxiety
5 - 10 years:
  • numbness and tingling
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • anxiety
  • muscle spasms
  • muscle weakness
  • pain in limb
  • anhedonia
  • application site erythema
  • application site pruritus
  • application site rash
10+ years:
  • ringing in the ears
  • back pain
  • bipolar disorder
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • gastric bypass
  • headache
  • muscle twitching
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • osteoarthritis
  • retinal detachment
not specified:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • fall
  • depression
  • back pain
  • anxiety
  • weight decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • fall
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • depression
  • weight decreased
  • back pain
  • chest pain
male:
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • nausea
  • fall
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • polydactyly
2-9:
  • gait disturbance
  • multiple sclerosis relapse
  • nephrolithiasis
  • pneumonia staphylococcal
  • wisdom teeth removal
  • drug administration error
  • pain in extremity
  • burning sensation
  • fatigue
  • hypertension
10-19:
  • convulsion
  • insomnia
  • urinary tract infection
  • dyspnoea
  • abnormal behaviour
  • arthropathy
  • bone disorder
  • bone pain
  • cataract
  • crying
20-29:
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • pneumonia
  • constipation
  • oedema peripheral
30-39:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • pain
  • headache
  • convulsion
  • chills
  • depression
40-49:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • fall
  • vomiting
50-59:
  • nausea
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • weight decreased
  • pain
  • depression
  • hypoaesthesia
  • dyspnoea
  • urinary tract infection
  • gait disturbance
60+:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • fall
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • arthralgia
  • weight decreased
  • back pain
  • arthritis
  • metastases to bone

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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