Review: taking Ritalin and Suboxone together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ritalin and Suboxone together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Suboxone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 121 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, 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 14,979 users)

Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 15,624 users)

On Sep, 16, 2016

121 people who take Ritalin, Suboxone are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ritalin and Suboxone drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Ritalin:
  • < 1 month: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Suboxone:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Ritalin:
  • female: 61.0% - (8 of 13 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
Suboxone:
  • female: 75.0% - (9 of 12 people)
  • male: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Ritalin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 30-39: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Suboxone:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 30-39: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • pain
  • amnesia
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • temperature intolerance
  • vision blurred
  • accidental exposure
  • arthralgia
  • asthma
1 - 6 months:
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • suicidal ideation
  • asthma
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cellulitis
  • colitis
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
6 - 12 months:
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • flushing
  • irregular sleep phase
  • irritability
  • muscle cramps
  • pitting oedema
  • suicidal ideation
  • sweating - excessive
  • alopecia
  • back pain
1 - 2 years:
  • overdose
  • depression
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • drowsiness
  • depression aggravated
  • dizziness
  • drug abuse
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
2 - 5 years:
  • hives
  • schizophrenia
  • depression aggravated
  • dizziness
  • erythema
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • headache
  • hunger
  • hypersensitivity
  • migraine
5 - 10 years:
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hiatus hernia
  • impaired gastric emptying
  • sweating fever
  • abnormal sleep-related event
  • chest pain
  • decreased eye contact
  • hypersomnia
  • dark circles under eyes
  • extensive interdialytic weight gain
10+ years:
  • fall
  • headache
  • loss of consciousness
  • myalgia
  • neck injury
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • peripheral swelling
  • tremor
not specified:
  • depression
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • malaise
  • sedation
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • weight increased
  • colitis ulcerative
  • influenza

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • sedation
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • malaise
  • overdose
  • colitis ulcerative
  • influenza
  • weight decreased
male:
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • drug withdrawal syndrome neonatal
  • dyspnoea
  • feeding disorder neonatal
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • insomnia
  • jaundice neonatal

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • drooling
  • drug administration error
  • drug ineffective
  • hallucinations, mixed
  • lip swelling
  • product taste abnormal
  • urticaria
10-19:
  • death
20-29:
  • suicidal ideation
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • malaise
  • depression
  • overdose
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dyspnoea
  • lactic acidosis
  • mouth ulceration
  • status asthmaticus
30-39:
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • exhibitionism
  • flushing
  • irregular sleep phase
  • irritability
  • judgement impaired
  • muscle cramps
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • pitting oedema
  • polydipsia
40-49:
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • amnesia
  • anxiety
  • death
  • feeling abnormal
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • increased appetite
  • nausea
  • pain
50-59:
  • arthralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • asthma
  • cellulitis
  • colitis
  • dark circles under eyes
  • extensive interdialytic weight gain
  • overdose
  • pleuritic pain
  • sweating fever
60+:
  • sedation
  • weight increased
  • colitis ulcerative
  • influenza
  • weight decreased
  • back injury
  • dysarthria
  • fall
  • feeling abnormal
  • malaise

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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