Ritalin and Benadryl drug interactions - from FDA reports


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ritalin and Benadryl together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 581 people who take the same drugs from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 16,014 users)

Benadryl

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 44,719 users)

On Feb, 03, 2017

581 people who take Ritalin, Benadryl are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ritalin and Benadryl drug interactions.

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • convulsion
  • aggression
  • insomnia
  • agitation
  • dyspnoea
  • foaming at mouth
  • headache
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • cough
  • drug ineffective
1 - 6 months:
  • headache
  • pain
  • allergy to metals
  • application site erythema
  • atrial septal defect
  • cleft lip and palate
  • disease progression
  • drug effect decreased
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • drug ineffective
6 - 12 months:
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • abnormal dreams
  • accidental overdose
  • arrhythmia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • dysphagia
  • myalgia
  • nasopharyngitis
  • sinusitis
1 - 2 years:
  • anaemia
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • abdominal distension
  • acute sinusitis
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • atrophy
  • back pain
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer in situ
2 - 5 years:
  • pain
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • allergy to metals
  • drug ineffective
  • hunger
  • obesity
  • seasonal allergy
  • anxiety
  • cartilage injury
  • cerebrovascular accident
5 - 10 years:
  • nasopharyngitis
10+ years:
  • bipolar disorder
  • feeling abnormal
  • hypertension
  • learning disability
  • mental disorder
  • mood swings
  • suicidal behaviour
  • disability
  • crying
  • depressed mood
not specified:
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • fall
  • arthralgia
  • pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • chest pain
  • arthralgia
  • weight decreased
  • anaemia
  • fall
  • nausea
male:
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • mental status changes
  • bipolar disorder
  • convulsion
  • death
  • pyrexia
  • agitation
  • feeling abnormal

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • convulsion
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • foaming at mouth
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • balance disorder
  • bradycardia
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • diabetic complication
  • dyspnoea
2-9:
  • drug ineffective
  • convulsion
  • agitation
  • pyrexia
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • activated partial thromboplastin time prolonged
  • blood glucose increased
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • infusion related reaction
10-19:
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • drug ineffective
  • suicidal ideation
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • depression
  • hepatic steatosis
  • asthma
20-29:
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • malaise
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • convulsion
30-39:
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • gait disturbance
  • memory impairment
  • asthenia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • paraesthesia
  • confusional state
  • rash
  • vision blurred
40-49:
  • pain
  • drug abuse
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • depression
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • pain in extremity
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
50-59:
  • insomnia
  • somnolence
  • headache
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug dependence
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fatigue
  • bipolar disorder
60+:
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • weight decreased
  • osteosclerosis
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • arthritis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat hypersensitivity. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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