Review: Ritalin and Benadryl drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Ritalin and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 266 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,097 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy.
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 266 people who reported to have interactions when taking Ritalin, Benadryl are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||61|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||36|
|Pain In Extremity||29|
|Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)||27|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)||27|
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||16|
|Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)||8|
|Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)||8|
|Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)||8|
|Learning Disability (difficulty in learning)||8|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Breast cancer metastatic
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- 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 allergen. 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:
- Ritalin is used in:
- Benadryl is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Ritalin alternatives:
- Benadryl alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
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I often combine all of these at once. changing doses frequently!
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.
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I'm 36 years old and have been taking Benadryl to help sleep for 6-8 months, 4-5 nights a week. The past couple months I've noticed a ton of shedding especially around my crown towards the mid to back of my part and now see my scalp through the hair that is still there. I'm starting to panic and ha ...
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