Review: taking Ritalin and Vicodin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ritalin and Vicodin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Vicodin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 652 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 11,122 users)

Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 34,578 users)

On Jul, 27, 2016

652 people who take Ritalin, Vicodin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ritalin and Vicodin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Ritalin:
  • < 1 month: 26.0% - (4 of 15 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 68.0% - (11 of 16 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.0% - (5 of 22 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 77.0% - (7 of 9 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 92.0% - (13 of 14 people)
  • 10+ years: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Vicodin:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (13 of 39 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 54.0% - (12 of 22 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 10+ years: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Ritalin:
  • female: 50.0% - (39 of 77 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
Vicodin:
  • female: 39.0% - (29 of 74 people)
  • male: 47.0% - (9 of 19 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 1 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (12 of 18 people)
  • 30-39: 57.0% - (15 of 26 people)
  • 40-49: 36.0% - (11 of 30 people)
  • 50-59: 41.0% - (7 of 17 people)
  • 60+: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
Vicodin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 29.0% - (5 of 17 people)
  • 30-39: 62.0% - (15 of 24 people)
  • 40-49: 30.0% - (9 of 30 people)
  • 50-59: 43.0% - (7 of 16 people)
  • 60+: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • red face
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • restless leg syndrome
  • embolism
  • hypotension
  • malignant melanoma
  • abnormal weight gain
  • appetite increased
  • bone pain
1 - 6 months:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • tremor
  • abdominal pain
  • balance disorder
  • bradycardia
  • convulsion
  • diabetic complication
  • dyspnoea
  • hyponatraemia
  • hypotension
6 - 12 months:
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • hypertension
  • mental disorder
  • pain in extremity
  • delusions, mixed
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • skin lesion
1 - 2 years:
  • red face
  • back pain
  • abnormal weight gain
  • appetite increased
  • bone pain
  • decreased activity
  • decreased interest
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • exercise tolerance decreased
  • fall
2 - 5 years:
  • restless leg syndrome
  • fatigue
  • heat intolerance
  • high blood pressure
  • weight gain
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • aggression
  • alopecia
  • anhedonia
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • hallucination
  • itching
  • multiple drug overdose
  • paranoia
  • suicide attempt
  • anterograde amnesia
  • anxiety disorder
  • bruxism
10+ years:
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • heat intolerance
  • weight gain
  • alopecia
  • balance disorder
  • cough
  • death
  • decreased appetite
  • decreased interest
not specified:
  • pain
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • chest pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • fall
  • weight decreased
  • constipation
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • headache
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • fall
  • chest pain
  • constipation
male:
  • depression
  • pain
  • back pain
  • weight decreased
  • chest pain
  • hypertension
  • hyperhidrosis
  • bone disorder
  • anaemia
  • asthenia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • abscess sterile
  • injection site abscess
10-19:
  • completed suicide
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • acne
  • arthralgia
  • arthropathy
  • blood cholesterol increased
20-29:
  • pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • insomnia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • actinomyces test positive
  • acute psychosis
  • amnesia
  • asthenia
30-39:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • decreased interest
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • nausea
  • cellulitis
  • headache
  • chest pain
  • chronic sinusitis
40-49:
  • depression
  • back pain
  • pain
  • hyperhidrosis
  • constipation
  • asthenia
  • hypertension
  • pyrexia
  • weight decreased
  • anaemia
50-59:
  • pain
  • fall
  • bone pain
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • toothache
  • tooth infection
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • depression
60+:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • arthralgia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • chest pain
  • weight decreased
  • arthritis
  • headache

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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