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Review: taking Ritalin and Percocet together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Percocet. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 348 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Mar, 26, 2015: 348 people who take Ritalin, Percocet are studied

Ritalin, Percocet outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Percocet (acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
(5 of 7 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 7 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Percocet is effective22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Ritalin is effective36.00%
(9 of 25 people)
(5 of 12 people)
Percocet is effective36.36%
(8 of 22 people)
(5 of 14 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Ritalin is effectiven/an/an/a12.00%
(3 of 25 people)
(5 of 27 people)
(4 of 29 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 9 people)
Percocet is effectiven/an/an/a23.08%
(6 of 26 people)
(2 of 26 people)
(4 of 29 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PoisoningCardiac FailurePainInsomniaMental Status ChangesMultiple Drug OverdoseIntracranial Venous Sinus ThrombosisPain
Respiratory DepressionRespiratory FailureNauseaAngerNauseaBipolar DisorderNeck PainBack Pain
Suicide AttemptColon CancerFatigueAppetite DecreasedDizzinessSuicide AttemptDeep Vein ThrombosisDepression
ConvulsionFatigueHyperventilationTirednessInsomnia Related To Another Mental ConditionAnxietyVith Nerve ParalysisAnxiety
Loss Of ConsciousnessMetabolic AlkalosisMetabolic AlkalosisChest DiscomfortHeadacheParanoiaCognitive DisorderFall
DizzinessRenal Failure AcuteHypotensionHeadacheConfusional StateCognitive DisorderFatigueNausea
Memory ImpairmentPneumoniaPalpitations AggravatedBreath OdourBreath OdourDizziness
TremorPulmonary EmbolismDepressionFatigueArthralgia
Kidney InfectionNeoplasm ProgressionShortness Of BreathHallucinationConstipation
Difficulty In WalkingHyperventilationNeutropeniaMenorrhagiaWeight Decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

AnxietyBack Pain
Back PainFall
DizzinessConfusional State
Pain In ExtremityWeight Decreased

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aIntracranial Venous Sinus ThrombosisDeep Vein ThrombosisNauseaDepressionPainFatigue
Neck PainOedema PeripheralPainPainFallUrinary Tract Infection
Vith Nerve ParalysisPainAnxietyPyrexiaBack PainDyspnoea
Deep Vein ThrombosisDizzinessInsomniaConstipationArthralgiaBack Pain
Emotional DistressTremorConfusional StateDisturbance In AttentionDizzinessAnxiety
InjuryGlycosuriaAnaemiaFallWeight DecreasedNeuropathy Peripheral
Pulmonary EmbolismTachycardiaPeptic UlcerChest PainNauseaPain
AnxietyDiabetes MellitusWeight DecreasedBack PainAnxietyOedema Peripheral
PainHyperglycaemiaBack PainVision BlurredVomitingAsthenia
General Physical Health DeteriorationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressed MoodHyperhidrosisDepressionConfusional State

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Percocet (acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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