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Review: taking Neurontin and Ritalin together

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 844 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 12, 2015: 844 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)
(5 of 13 people)
(5 of 8 people)
(5 of 11 people)
(12 of 15 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Ritalin is effective57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(9 of 15 people)
(5 of 16 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(8 of 10 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Neurontin is effective56.82%
(25 of 44 people)
(12 of 23 people)
Ritalin is effective53.33%
(24 of 45 people)
(10 of 20 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Neurontin is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(4 of 14 people)
(16 of 31 people)
(6 of 29 people)
(4 of 13 people)
(4 of 14 people)
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(4 of 16 people)
(10 of 33 people)
(9 of 29 people)
(7 of 13 people)
(4 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug IneffectiveAnxietyWeight DecreasedDepressionDepressionToxic Epidermal NecrolysisSexual DysfunctionNausea
Weight DecreasedTremorHypercalcaemiaDrug HypersensitivityRoad Traffic AccidentNumbness And TinglingMuscle TwitchingFatigue
FatigueWeight DecreasedAlopeciaAnxietyFacial Bones FractureHallucinationExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessDyspnoea
Body Height DecreasedDecreased AppetiteTooth InfectionDysarthriaSwollen TongueNight SweatsRinging In The EarsHeadache
ConvulsionSystemic Lupus ErythematosusPeriodontal DiseaseTongue OedemaChest PainMuscle StiffnessHeadachePain
HypotensionDyspepsiaNoduleDepression NosNauseaBipolar DisorderDepression
SomnolenceViral InfectionViral InfectionBrain Damage (excl Perinatal)Speech DisorderParanoiaFall
NauseaAbscessVomitingSpeech DisorderAnxietyAnxietyConstipation
Malignant MelanomaDepressionEndometrial AtrophyTremorSyncopeMultiple Drug OverdoseAnxiety
EmbolismBone LossActinic KeratosisOesophagitisDiarrhoeaMuscle WeaknessBack Pain

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Chest PainDepression
Vision BlurredAnxiety

Most common drug interactions by age * :

PolydactylyConvulsions NosInsomniaDizzinessNauseaDepressionNauseaFatigue
Otitis Media NosUrinary Tract InfectionDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyNauseaFatigueDyspnoea
Anaphylactic ReactionCryingPainConvulsionAnxietyDepressionHeadache
Condition AggravatedAbnormal BehaviourAstheniaNeutropeniaPyrexiaDyspnoeaArthralgia
DyskinesiaSalivary HypersecretionHeadacheFatigueHeadacheFallOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedPriapismDyspnoeaPainFatiguePainFall
Drug HypersensitivityAggressionOedema PeripheralAstheniaInsomniaWeight DecreasedHypertension
Sepsis NosSleep DisorderInsomniaDecreased InterestPainMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionBack Pain
Dermatitis NosEnuresisLung InfiltrationNeuropathy PeripheralFallUrinary Tract InfectionMetastases To Bone
Haemoglobin DecreasedReflex Sympathetic DystrophySpeech DisorderLung NeoplasmPain In ExtremityVision BlurredWeight Decreased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used to treat pain. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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