Review: Ritalin and Subutex drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Ritalin and Subutex. It is created by eHealthMe based on 32 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,097 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Subutex (latest outcomes from 2,953 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 32 people who reported to have interactions when taking Ritalin, Subutex are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Subutex (buprenorphine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Ritalin, Subutex:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)||24|
|Renal Atrophy (wasting of kidney)||14|
|Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)||12|
|Blood Creatinine Increased||12|
|Chills (felling of cold)||10|
|Anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine)||10|
|Glomerular Filtration Rate Decreased||8|
|Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||8|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Ritalin, Subutex:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Renal Atrophy (wasting of kidney)||8|
|Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)||8|
|Anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine)||8|
|Chills (felling of cold)||8|
|Proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine)||8|
|Chromaturia (abnormal coloration of the urine)||6|
|Glomerulonephritis (a group of conditions that affect parts of the kidneys called glomeruli)||4|
|Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)||4|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hiv infection
- Drug dependence
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Cardiovascular disorder
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methylphenidate hcl
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Subutex (buprenorphine 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Ritalin is used in:
- Subutex is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Ritalin alternatives:
- Subutex alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 years ago):
I am a married 29 year old registered nurse with 3 child and work full time. I have had mild-moderate hypertension since the birth of my youngest child in March 2010. My BP was hardley ever under 130/85. After noticing a drasctic rise over several weeks, I saw my primary care provider and had an in office BP of 154/118. I was put on Dyazide 37.5/25mg daily and scheduled for a renal artery doppler ultrasound, as he is suspecting renal aretery stenosis. He ordered a metabolic profile which was normal other than my potassium was 3.3 (norm 3.5-5.0). This is only my 3rd day of Dyazide and although my BP is lower (100-125/60-90), I am dizzy, tachycardic (105-140 bpm), feet and hands are ice cold and purple at times, diarrhea, fatigue, and drowsiness. My MD does not want me to stop taking the Ritalin or the Premarin, because of other health problems.
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