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Review: Ritalin and Caffeine





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Caffeine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

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

Caffeine has active ingredients of caffeine. It is often used in fatigue. (latest outcomes from Caffeine 205 users)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 6 people who take Ritalin, Caffeine are studied

Ritalin, Caffeine outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Caffeine (caffeine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Caffeine is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyMuscle Spasmsn/aNausean/aNausean/aMuscle Spasms
Feeling JitteryVomitingHeadacheHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Caffeine is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Muscle SpasmsAnxiety
NauseaFeeling Jittery
Headache
Vomiting

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Caffeine is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aNauseaAnxietyVomitingn/an/aMuscle Spasms
HeadacheFeeling Jittery

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Could ritalin cause temporary dementia in elderly
    I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
    A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
    Thank you.
  • What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
  • The appetite suppressant effects of ephedrine have worn off just starting concerta will it suppress my appetite?
    Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
  • Can you split the tablet of limitical 200mg?
    I have taken 150mg or 200mg of lamitical for 25 years. I am now spliting the 200 tablet in half to make 300mg. Started sweating big time.
  • Is it safe to take unisom on top of vyvanse
    I have took 5 ritalin 20mg and 2 30 mg vyvanse since early this morning. It is now 1:00in the morning, I'm very tired. I have 2 toddlers that I have to take carevof. Just wanting to know if it is ok to take some unison now so I can get some sleep

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    do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
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  • Temporal lobe epilepsy in concerta (1 response)
    My son is 8 years old and has ADHD with severe hyperactivity and impulsivity. He has been on meds since he was 5. We started with Foculin, switched to Daytrana patch and just recently (with the help of his Psychiatrist) decided to try Concerta. We stopped the Daytrana and began titration onto Concerta. We did three days of 18mg, 3 days of 36mg and then up to 54mg. I gave him the 54 mg of Concerta at 7:30 am and by 9:20 was having a full blown seizure. THIS WAS THE FIRST DAY OF THE 54mg. He has never had a seizure before, is on no other medication and we have no family history. I stopped the med immediately and went back to the Daytrana. He has had no other seizures at this point.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • ***comments for Modafinil only*** I do not mix my meds. I take only 1 med a day however it is prescribed. The Adderall and or Ritalin only last 3 or 4 hours and it's not worth taking. I've been on the natural supplements all my life and except for occasional kidney discomfort I have been thankful that I've had them. I also used to take ephedra when it was legal and it was very effective for my condition.
    The muscle spasms started about 3 weeks into taking the meds. Extreme pain. I didn't know at the time what was happening. I know I didn't do anything physically to cause such a degree of spasms. I went online and discovered all 3 meds can cause it so I stopped for a week and the spasms stopped and slowiy the pain dissipated. I need these meds especially the Modafinil. It does the best job I take the 200mg once a day. I took one Sat. and today is Mon and I took one this morning. My shoulder is becoming sensitive and I know by the end of the day I will be very uncomfortable so I will skip 3 or 4 days before I take it again. Is there anything I can do other than what I am already doing? I don't want to take Flexoril or muscle relaxers that totally defeats the whole purpose of taking the Modafinil.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • also does cardio daily.

    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

Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Caffeine (caffeine) is often used to treat fatigue. 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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