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Review: Neurontin and Ritalin





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Neurontin and Ritalin together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Neurontin and Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 841 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 57,763 users)

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 841 people who take Neurontin, Ritalin are studied

Neurontin, Ritalin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Neurontin (gabapentin)
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Neurontin is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
33.33%
(4 of 12 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
80.00%
(12 of 15 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Ritalin is effective66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
60.00%
(9 of 15 people)
31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug IneffectiveTremorWeight DecreasedDepressionDepressionToxic Epidermal NecrolysisSexual DysfunctionNausea
Weight DecreasedAnxietyHypercalcaemiaAnxietyRoad Traffic AccidentNumbness And TinglingMuscle TwitchingFatigue
Body Height DecreasedDecreased AppetiteAlopeciaDrug HypersensitivityFacial Bones FractureHallucinationExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessDyspnoea
ConvulsionWeight DecreasedTooth InfectionDepression NosSwollen TongueMuscle StiffnessRinging In The EarsHeadache
FatigueDyspepsiaPeriodontal DiseaseSpeech DisorderChest PainMuscle WeaknessHeadachePain
HypotensionSystemic Lupus ErythematosusNoduleDysarthriaNauseaSuicide AttemptDepression
Malignant MelanomaViral InfectionViral InfectionTongue OedemaSpeech DisorderBipolar DisorderFall
SomnolenceAbscessVomitingBrain Damage (excl Perinatal)AnxietyParanoiaConstipation
EmbolismDepressionEndometrial AtrophyTremorSyncopeAnxietyAnxiety
NauseaBone LossActinic KeratosisOsteomyelitisDiarrhoeaMultiple Drug OverdoseBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Neurontin is effective58.54%
(24 of 41 people)
52.17%
(12 of 23 people)
Ritalin is effective52.38%
(22 of 42 people)
50.00%
(10 of 20 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaFatigue
HeadacheNausea
DyspnoeaDyspnoea
Chest PainDepression
FatiguePain
PainHeadache
DepressionVomiting
FallHypotension
ConstipationAnxiety
Vision BlurredArthralgia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neurontin is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
23.08%
(3 of 13 people)
51.61%
(16 of 31 people)
21.43%
(6 of 28 people)
33.33%
(4 of 12 people)
28.57%
(4 of 14 people)
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
26.67%
(4 of 15 people)
30.30%
(10 of 33 people)
28.57%
(8 of 28 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
22.22%
(4 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
PolydactylyConvulsions NosInsomniaDizzinessNauseaDepressionNauseaFatigue
Otitis Media NosUrinary Tract InfectionAstheniaAnxietyNauseaFatigueDyspnoea
Anaphylactic ReactionCryingDeep Vein ThrombosisConvulsionPyrexiaDepressionHeadache
Condition AggravatedAbnormal BehaviourPainNeutropeniaAnxietyDyspnoeaArthralgia
DyskinesiaSalivary HypersecretionDyspnoeaFatigueHeadacheFallOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedPriapismHeadachePainInsomniaWeight DecreasedFall
Drug HypersensitivityAggressionOedema PeripheralAstheniaFatiguePainHypertension
Sepsis NosSleep DisorderInsomniaDecreased InterestPainMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionBack Pain
Dermatitis NosEnuresisSpeech DisorderNeuropathy PeripheralFallUrinary Tract InfectionMetastases To Bone
Haemoglobin DecreasedReflex Sympathetic DystrophyLung InfiltrationLung NeoplasmPain In ExtremityConstipationWeight Decreased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

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On eHealthMe, Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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