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 870 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 56,860 users)

Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,122 users)

On Jul, 28, 2016

870 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: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (9 of 18 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 30.0% - (7 of 23 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (12 of 16 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
Ritalin:
  • < 1 month: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 60.0% - (9 of 15 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.0% - (9 of 21 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 70.0% - (7 of 10 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 88.0% - (15 of 17 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Neurontin:
  • female: 53.0% - (33 of 62 people)
  • male: 46.0% - (12 of 26 people)
Ritalin:
  • female: 65.0% - (42 of 64 people)
  • male: 45.0% - (10 of 22 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: 72.0% - (8 of 11 people)
  • 30-39: 78.0% - (18 of 23 people)
  • 40-49: 22.0% - (6 of 27 people)
  • 50-59: 42.0% - (6 of 14 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: 66.0% - (8 of 12 people)
  • 30-39: 48.0% - (12 of 25 people)
  • 40-49: 72.0% - (18 of 25 people)
  • 50-59: 61.0% - (8 of 13 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • fatigue
  • drug ineffective
  • embolism
  • hypotension
  • malignant melanoma
  • body height decreased
  • convulsion
  • weight decreased
  • decreased appetite
  • dyskinesia
1 - 6 months:
  • bruise
  • canker sores
  • decreased appetite
  • pica
  • restless legs syndrome
  • tremor
  • fall
  • weight decreased
  • anxiety
  • spinal compression fracture
6 - 12 months:
  • weight decreased
  • abscess
  • actinic keratosis
  • adverse drug reaction
  • alopecia
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • bone loss
  • bruxism
  • carotid bruit
1 - 2 years:
  • bruise
  • canker sores
  • pica
  • restless legs syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • aphasia
  • depression
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • brain damage (excl perinatal)
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • road traffic accident
  • chest pain
  • facial bones fracture
  • fall
  • nausea
  • speech disorder
  • suicidal ideation
  • swollen tongue
  • anxiety
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • bone and joint pain
  • buttock pain
  • depression
  • numbness and tingling
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • muscle spasms
  • muscle weakness
  • pain in limb
10+ years:
  • ringing in the ears
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • headache
  • muscle twitching
  • sexual dysfunction
not specified:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • pain
  • fall
  • constipation
  • depression
  • back pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • pain
  • vision blurred
  • depression
  • constipation
male:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • pain
  • depression
  • hypotension
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • anxiety
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • polydactyly
2-9:
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • dyskinesia
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • hyperkalaemia
  • hyponatraemia
  • stevens johnson syndrome
  • white blood cell count decreased
10-19:
  • insomnia
  • urinary tract infection
  • abnormal behaviour
  • crying
  • affective disorder
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anhedonia
  • bipolar i disorder
  • confusional state
20-29:
  • dizziness
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pain
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • oedema peripheral
  • lung infiltration
  • speech disorder
30-39:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • convulsion
  • fatigue
  • neutropenia
  • pain
  • asthenia
  • decreased interest
  • bone disorder
  • deep vein thrombosis
40-49:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
50-59:
  • nausea
  • weight decreased
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • drug ineffective
  • fall
  • urinary tract infection
  • convulsion
  • pain
60+:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • fall
  • back pain
  • metastases to bone
  • arthritis
  • weight decreased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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