eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms   -   Check drugs   -   Compare drugs   -   Join a support group   -   More tools

Review: taking Ritalin and Risperdal Consta together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Risperdal Consta. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,121 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Ritalin and Risperdal Consta >>>

On Apr, 16, 2015: 1,121 people who take Ritalin, Risperdal Consta are studied

Ritalin, Risperdal Consta outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Risperdal Consta (risperidone)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
(1 of 9 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(10 of 18 people)
(2 of 12 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Risperdal Consta is effective18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
(2 of 9 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(3 of 13 people)
(5 of 10 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Ritalin is effective22.22%
(4 of 18 people)
(15 of 37 people)
Risperdal Consta is effective31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
(11 of 39 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Ritalin is effectiven/a21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
(8 of 28 people)
(3 of 13 people)
(1 of 14 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Risperdal Consta is effectiven/a9.52%
(2 of 21 people)
(5 of 26 people)
(4 of 14 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyskinesiaInsomniaFatigueWeight DecreasedDyskinesiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusMusculoskeletal StiffnessAggression
AgitationNeuroleptic Malignant SyndromeTachycardiaTicAggressionAbnormal BehaviourMuscular WeaknessWeight Increased
AggressionAbnormal BehaviourTicDecreased AppetiteDehydrationBlood Triglycerides IncreasedTardive DyskinesiaInsomnia
RhabdomyolysisDiabetes MellitusAbnormal BehaviourTachycardiaAgitationType 1 Diabetes MellitusWeight DecreasedDrug Ineffective
TachycardiaAphagiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusBlood Pressure IncreasedRenal Failure AcuteWeight IncreasedDry MouthAgitation
DehydrationGalactorrhoeaBlood Triglycerides IncreasedSensation Of Foreign BodyTachycardiaKetoacidosisDystoniaDepression
HyperthermiaBlood Glucose IncreasedCoughTardive DyskinesiaCytolytic HepatitisInsulin-requiring Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDyskinesiaSuicidal Ideation
Renal Failure AcutePainNight SweatsDiabetes MellitusHyperthermiaHysterectomyAffective DisorderDiabetes Mellitus
ConvulsionBrain InjuryHyperhidrosisWeight IncreasedRhabdomyolysisFatigueCoordination AbnormalAbnormal Behaviour
Cytolytic HepatitisWeight DecreasedType 1 Diabetes MellitusHallucinations, MixedAltered State Of ConsciousnessDrug Effect DecreasedDisturbance In AttentionAnxiety

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

InsomniaWeight Increased
Diabetes MellitusAgitation
Weight IncreasedAbnormal Behaviour
Suicidal IdeationInsomnia
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusTic

Most common drug interactions by age * :

AggressionAggressionWeight IncreasedDizzinessDiabetes MellitusDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusDyspnoea
ConvulsionDyskinesiaAggressionDyspnoeaDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusDizzinessPain
Tardive DyskinesiaTachycardiaDrug IneffectiveInsomniaPriapismInsomniaWeight IncreasedCondition Aggravated
Foaming At MouthAgitationInsomniaAstheniaInsomniaRoad Traffic AccidentDiabetes MellitusAnxiety
AgitationDystoniaAbnormal BehaviourCompleted SuicideVentricular TachycardiaSpeech DisorderParkinsonismDepression
Pancreatitis AcuteAbnormal BehaviourAgitationDeep Vein ThrombosisSuicidal IdeationChest PainSedationOedema Peripheral
TicWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedAnxietyNauseaExtrapyramidal DisorderUrinary Tract Infection
HyperthermiaDiabetes MellitusRespiratory FailurePalpitationsBlood Cholesterol IncreasedParaesthesiaPain In Extremity
PyrexiaSuicidal IdeationHallucination, AuditoryLiver Function Test AbnormalFacial Bones FractureMuscle TwitchingSepsis
CoughAttention Deficit/hyperactivity DisorderHeadacheVomiting NosSwollen TongueDiabetic NeuropathyBack Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you take Ritalin and Risperdal Consta?




You are not alone! Join a related support group:
- support group for people who take Risperdal Consta
- support group for people who take Ritalin

Recent related drug studies (Check your drugs):

Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Risperdal Consta (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.


About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us -

© 2015 All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of's terms of service and privacy policy.