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Review: Ritalin and Caffeine

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 (latest outcomes from 11,171 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Caffeine (latest outcomes from 200 users) has active ingredients of caffeine. It is often used in fatigue.

On Sep, 12, 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 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):

  • 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

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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.

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

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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