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Review: Ritalin and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 275 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 29, 2014: 275 people who reported to have interactions when taking Ritalin, Benadryl are studied

Trend of Ritalin, Benadryl's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4051385)

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Ritalin, Benadryl:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)145
Chest Pain121
Back Pain104
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)103
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)98
Pain In Extremity98
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)94
Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone)94
Fall92
Swelling86

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Ritalin, Benadryl:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Hypertension (high blood pressure)18
Learning Disability (difficulty in learning)18
Feeling Abnormal18
Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)18
Suicidal Behaviour18
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)18
Disability18
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)18
Depressed Mood18
Crying18

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ritalin0.00%22.22%11.11%55.56%11.11%
Benadryl0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression
  2. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  3. Pain
  4. Breast cancer metastatic
  5. Multiple sclerosis

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Concerta
  3. Ambien
  4. Risperdal
  5. Diphenhydramine hcl

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I often combine all of these at once. changing doses frequently!

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Was feeling ill with headache and stomach upset for several days, then drank about 4 mixed drinks and started vomiting violently and shaking and was losing consciousness, still dizzy and achy and nausea and confusion two days later.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • can clonodine and benadryl be taken together

    Reply

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