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Review: Ritalin and Subutex

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Subutex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38 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 11,175 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Subutex (latest outcomes from 3,059 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 38 people who take Ritalin, Subutex are studied

Ritalin, Subutex outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Subutex (buprenorphine 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 2 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Subutex is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyNauseaMovement - Unpredictable Or JerkyRenal AtrophyAnuriaFeeling Hot And Coldn/aPneumonia
Short-term Memory LossAnxietyGlomerulonephritisChillsDizzinessRenal Atrophy
Sweating - ExcessiveShort-term Memory LossRenal Failure AcutePyrexiaDiarrheaHyperkalaemia
TremorPyrexiaRenal AtrophyTachycardia ParoxysmalBlood Creatinine Increased
AstheniaRenal Failure AcuteMovement - Unpredictable Or JerkyRenal Failure Acute
Sweating - ExcessiveGlomerulonephritisAnuria
Feeling Hot And ColdGlomerular Filtration Rate Decreased
Tachycardia ParoxysmalDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Ritalin is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
(1 of 4 people)
Subutex is effective100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
(4 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Maternal Exposure During PregnancyPneumonia
Accidental ExposureRenal Atrophy
Drug AbuseBlood Creatinine Increased
ListlessRenal Failure Acute
Abdominal Pain UpperPyrexia
Circulatory CollapseHyperkalaemia
Loss Of ConsciousnessAnuria
Drug DependenceDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Eye Movement DisorderGlomerular Filtration Rate Decreased

Drug effectiveness by age :

Ritalin is effectiven/an/an/a18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Subutex is effectiven/an/an/a45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aMaternal Drugs Affecting FoetusHeart Rate IncreasedInjection Site PruritusRenal Atrophyn/aPneumonia
Hand DeformityDrug AbuseInjection Site MassRenal Failure AcuteBlood Creatinine Increased
TalipesAnxietyInjection Site InflammationPyrexiaHyperkalaemia
Substance AbusePremature LabourVitamin D DecreasedAnuriaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Organ FailurePsychotic DisorderDrug DependenceChillsGlomerular Filtration Rate Decreased
High Blood PressureAgitationDrug AbuseHaematuriaDiabetes Mellitus
Labour PainSkin InfectionProteinuriaGlycosylated Haemoglobin Increased
Muscle SpasmsInjection Site ErythemaGlomerulonephritisGeneral Physical Health Deterioration
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyBruiseAbdominal Pain UpperGlomerular Filtration Rate Abnormal
Premature DeliveryAnxietyVomitingPleural Mesothelioma Malignant

* 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.

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