Review: taking Ritalin and Wellbutrin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ritalin and Wellbutrin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Wellbutrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,835 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 12,124 users)

Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 58,718 users)

On Aug, 21, 2016

1,835 people who take Ritalin, Wellbutrin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ritalin and Wellbutrin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Ritalin:
  • < 1 month: 32.0% - (11 of 34 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.0% - (26 of 58 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 39.0% - (13 of 33 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 38.0% - (15 of 39 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (27 of 54 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 83.0% - (20 of 24 people)
  • 10+ years: 65.0% - (15 of 23 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
Wellbutrin:
  • < 1 month: 10.0% - (2 of 20 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (11 of 44 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.0% - (4 of 29 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 41.0% - (16 of 39 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.0% - (27 of 66 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 48.0% - (19 of 39 people)
  • 10+ years: 61.0% - (21 of 34 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Ritalin:
  • female: 45.0% - (84 of 184 people)
  • male: 52.0% - (45 of 85 people)
Wellbutrin:
  • female: 38.0% - (73 of 192 people)
  • male: 35.0% - (30 of 85 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Ritalin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • 20-29: 45.0% - (18 of 40 people)
  • 30-39: 33.0% - (22 of 66 people)
  • 40-49: 57.0% - (41 of 71 people)
  • 50-59: 48.0% - (27 of 56 people)
  • 60+: 61.0% - (13 of 21 people)
Wellbutrin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 20-29: 25.0% - (11 of 44 people)
  • 30-39: 35.0% - (24 of 68 people)
  • 40-49: 40.0% - (30 of 74 people)
  • 50-59: 38.0% - (22 of 57 people)
  • 60+: 52.0% - (11 of 21 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • mania
  • suicidal ideation
  • asthenia
  • atrial fibrillation
1 - 6 months:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • convulsion
  • panic attack
  • headache
  • somnolence
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • abdominal pain
6 - 12 months:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • arthralgia
  • memory impairment
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • add
  • anxiety disorder
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer in situ
  • breast cyst
  • breast dysplasia
2 - 5 years:
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritability
  • dizziness
  • memory impairment
  • hair loss
  • abdominal pain
  • agitation
  • alopecia
5 - 10 years:
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • vision blurred
  • blue vision
  • dry mouth
  • hand tremor
  • anxiety aggravated
  • brain mass
  • depression
  • irritability
10+ years:
  • altered visual depth perception
  • aphasia
  • numbness and tingling
  • tinnitus
  • vertigo
  • dry mouth
  • erectile dysfunction
  • back pain
  • irritability
  • memory impairment
not specified:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • chest pain
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • convulsion
  • asthenia
  • insomnia
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
male:
  • depression
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • confusional state
  • hypertension
  • insomnia
  • vision blurred
  • weight decreased

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • back pain
  • balance disorder
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • bradycardia
  • bundle branch block right
  • cerumen impaction
  • chest pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • convulsion
2-9:
  • application site erythema
  • chest pain
  • anxiety
  • application site pruritus
  • asthenia
  • insomnia
  • pyrexia
  • speech disorder
  • agitation
  • convulsion
10-19:
  • fatigue
  • grand mal convulsion
  • weight increased
  • insomnia
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • diabetes mellitus
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • rectal haemorrhage
20-29:
  • tremor
  • completed suicide
  • fatigue
  • weight increased
  • cardiac arrest
  • dysarthria
  • headache
  • aphasia
  • memory impairment
  • neck pain
30-39:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • convulsion
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • insomnia
40-49:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • vision blurred
  • constipation
  • back pain
  • fall
50-59:
  • depression
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • weight decreased
  • chest pain
  • muscle spasms
60+:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • pain
  • fall
  • pain in extremity
  • vomiting
  • decreased appetite
  • weight decreased
  • asthenia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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