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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 reports of 325 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Ritalin (what 11,162 Ritalin users reported?) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Benadryl (what 29,327 Benadryl users reported?) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is used in allergies.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 325 people who take Ritalin, Benadryl are studied

Ritalin, Benadryl outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Benadryl is effective25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
ConvulsionDisease RecurrenceSuicidal IdeationIrritabilityDrug Effect DecreasedAortic Valve StenosisFeeling AbnormalChest Pain
AggressionUrticariaVomitingInsomniaFatigueExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessDisabilityBack Pain
Foaming At MouthMalignant HypertensionTardive DyskinesiaObsessive-compulsive DisorderDry ThroatDizzinessBipolar DisorderDyspnoea
AgitationVomitingAnhedoniaAnhedoniaCoughHeadacheSuicidal BehaviourFatigue
Tardive DyskinesiaCarpal Tunnel SyndromePsychomotor HyperactivityFluid RetentionDry MouthHypertensionOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
DizzinessGastrointestinal HaemorrhageManiaTardive DyskinesiaDecreased AppetiteLearning DisabilitySuicidal Ideation
ApnoeaActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedNervousnessDecreased InterestMood SwingsPain In Extremity
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessRenal Artery StenosisDisorientationNasal UlcerMental DisorderDepression
HeadacheSleep DisorderNumbness And TinglingRespiratory FailureCryingFall
BronchospasmUmbilical HerniaDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressed MoodMetastases To Bone

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective76.92%
(10 of 13 people)
52.94%
(9 of 17 people)
Benadryl is effective66.67%
(8 of 12 people)
15.38%
(2 of 13 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FatigueBipolar Disorder
Chest PainDisability
DyspnoeaFeeling Abnormal
Back PainAgitation
ArthralgiaLearning Disability
Osteonecrosis Of JawMental Disorder
Pain In ExtremitySuicidal Behaviour
Intervertebral Disc DegenerationCrying
Metastases To BoneSuicidal Ideation
FallDepressed Mood

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
8.70%
(2 of 23 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
Benadryl is effectiven/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 23 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
AggressionUrticariaWeight IncreasedMouth UlcerationMemory ImpairmentAnxietySomnolenceBack Pain
ConvulsionGastrointestinal HaemorrhageSuicidal IdeationDeep Vein ThrombosisAstheniaDepressionSuicidal IdeationFatigue
PneumoniaActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedDiabetes MellitusMalaiseFatiguePain In ExtremityDepressionMetastases To Bone
Diabetic ComplicationInfusion Related ReactionAggressionLactic AcidosisGait DisturbanceGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseGun Shot WoundArthritis
Cholecystitis ChronicMastoiditisDystoniaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseHypoaesthesiaPainFeeling AbnormalWeight Decreased
DyspnoeaConvulsionDrug IneffectiveDiabetes MellitusDyspnoeaBladder DisorderChest PainArthralgia
BradycardiaAbdominal PainAngerOral HerpesParaesthesiaFallAnxietyOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
HypotensionCarpal Tunnel SyndromeHepatic SteatosisPalpitationsConfusional StatePyrexiaBipolar DisorderChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Renal ImpairmentDisease RecurrenceAgitationOedema PeripheralVision BlurredSuicidal IdeationVision BlurredOsteoporosis
TremorAgitationIrritabilityLacrimation IncreasedConvulsionNauseaInsomniaOsteosclerosis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (10 months ago):

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

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years 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 (5 years ago):

  • can clonodine and benadryl be taken together

    Reply

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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.

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