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Review: Ritalin and Suboxone

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Suboxone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 59 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 11,196 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Trend of ritalin reports

Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,257 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

Trend of suboxone reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 59 people who take Ritalin, Suboxone are studied

Ritalin, Suboxone outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/a
Suboxone is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
ColitisDepressionExtensive Interdialytic Weight GainDepression AggravatedSerum Serotonin DecreasedDark Circles Under Eyesn/aMalaise
CellulitisPleuritic PainSweating FeverTired EyesWeight IncreasedDecreased Eye ContactOverdose
FibromyalgiaOverdoseFlushingInsomniaTired EyesInappropriate AffectMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy
OverdoseCondition AggravatedPitting OedemaSkin HyperpigmentationDepression AggravatedObsessive-compulsive DisorderLactic Acidosis
Pleuritic PainMalaiseExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessWeight IncreasedHungerPolydipsiaStatus Asthmaticus
AsthmaSuicidal IdeationMuscle CrampsSerum Serotonin DecreasedExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessImpulsive BehaviourNausea
ArthralgiaDrug Withdrawal SyndromeIrritabilityDizzinessHivesExtensive Interdialytic Weight GainDiabetes Mellitus
ListlessFluid RetentionIrregular Sleep PhaseHeadacheNauseaSweating FeverGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
Accidental ExposureFibromyalgiaSweating - ExcessiveExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessHeadachePsychotic DisorderVomiting
DehydrationFoetal Exposure During PregnancyDrowsinessDizzinessDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
Suboxone is effective72.73%
(8 of 11 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
MalaiseDyspnoea
OverdoseStatus Asthmaticus
Pleuritic PainPallor
FibromyalgiaDilatation Ventricular
ColitisCondition Aggravated
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyCyanosis
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDark Circles Under Eyes
Mouth UlcerationCirculatory Collapse
Lactic AcidosisEpistaxis
Diabetes MellitusExcoriation

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/an/an/a57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
5.56%
(2 of 36 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Suboxone is effectiven/an/an/a71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
14.29%
(2 of 14 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aDeathMalaiseJudgement ImpairedBlood Pressure IncreasedCellulitisNausea
Mouth UlcerationNasopharyngitisOverdoseColitisDehydration
DyspnoeaLoss Of ConsciousnessDehydrationOverdoseElectrolyte Imbalance
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseExhibitionismConfusional StatePleuritic PainVomiting
Lactic AcidosisObsessive-compulsive DisorderSkin HyperpigmentationAsthmaConvulsion
Diabetes MellitusPolydipsiaFibromyalgiaHives
Status AsthmaticusSuspiciousnessArthralgiaHeadache
PallorCondition AggravatedDark Circles Under EyesDizziness
Psychotic DisorderDepression AggravatedSpousal AbuseExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyTired EyesHallucinations, Mixed

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride) is often used to treat opiate withdrawal. 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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