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 1,057 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)

Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 45,484 users)

On Sep, 18, 2016

1,057 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: 33.0% - (4 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 64.0% - (9 of 14 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 92.0% - (13 of 14 people)
  • 10+ years: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
Vicodin:
  • < 1 month: 40.0% - (11 of 27 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: 66.0% - (12 of 18 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: 55.0% - (34 of 61 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
Vicodin:
  • female: 46.0% - (27 of 58 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: 62.0% - (10 of 16 people)
  • 30-39: 52.0% - (13 of 25 people)
  • 40-49: 52.0% - (10 of 19 people)
  • 50-59: 46.0% - (7 of 15 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: 26.0% - (4 of 15 people)
  • 30-39: 60.0% - (14 of 23 people)
  • 40-49: 42.0% - (8 of 19 people)
  • 50-59: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • 60+: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • back pain
  • red face
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • pain
  • restless leg syndrome
  • application site erythema
  • dysmenorrhoea
  • embolism
  • fall
1 - 6 months:
  • dyspnoea
  • abdominal pain
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • pneumonia
  • tremor
  • balance disorder
  • bradycardia
  • convulsion
6 - 12 months:
  • hypertension
  • insomnia
  • pain in extremity
  • back stiffness
  • dysphagia
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • sleepy
  • abnormal dreams
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • arrhythmia
1 - 2 years:
  • red face
  • back pain
  • abnormal weight gain
  • appetite increased
  • bone pain
  • decreased activity
  • decreased interest
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • exercise tolerance decreased
2 - 5 years:
  • restless leg syndrome
  • back stiffness
  • fatigue
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • sleepy
  • heat intolerance
  • high blood pressure
  • weight gain
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • hallucination
  • itching
  • multiple drug overdose
  • paranoia
  • suicide attempt
  • anterograde amnesia
  • anxiety disorder
  • bruxism
10+ years:
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • heat intolerance
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • weight gain
  • abnormal behaviour
  • alopecia
  • back pain
  • balance disorder
not specified:
  • pain
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • fall
  • chest pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • weight decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • back pain
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • fall
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
male:
  • back pain
  • pain
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • weight decreased
  • asthenia
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • bone disorder
  • nausea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • headache
  • hypertension
  • fall
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • drug administration error
  • insomnia
  • muscle spasms
  • pain
  • urinary incontinence
10-19:
  • pain
  • completed suicide
  • anxiety
  • pulmonary embolism
  • abdominal pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • injury
  • vomiting
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • arthralgia
20-29:
  • pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • oedema peripheral
  • speech disorder
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • cellulitis
  • constipation
  • headache
  • chest pain
  • decreased interest
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • general physical health deterioration
40-49:
  • depression
  • back pain
  • pain
  • hyperhidrosis
  • fibromyalgia
  • asthenia
  • hypertension
  • constipation
  • disturbance in attention
  • dizziness
50-59:
  • pain
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • bone pain
  • nausea
  • toothache
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • tooth infection
60+:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • headache
  • chest pain
  • osteoporosis

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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