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Review: Ritalin and Subutex





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

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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

Subutex has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Subutex 3,061 users)

On Nov, 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)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Subutex is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/a

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
SomnolenceProteinuriaPyrexia
HeadacheHaematuriaChills
Sweating - ExcessiveGlomerulonephritisAnuria
Feeling Hot And ColdGlomerular Filtration Rate Decreased
Tachycardia ParoxysmalDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
Subutex is effective100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/an/an/a18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Subutex is effectiven/an/an/a45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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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Do you take Ritalin and Subutex?

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Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who take Subutex
    I was on 2.4 mg of subutex but had a meds review today and due to the mri scan i had last week.my doctor has increased my dose to 12mg.I have a bulge on my spine, causing a trapped nerve.I had a really bad DHC habit, Hence why I am on subutex. Is there anyone there tonight? its 20.30 gmt :)

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  • Could ritalin cause temporary dementia in elderly
    I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
    A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
    Thank you.
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    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
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    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
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    I have taken 150mg or 200mg of lamitical for 25 years. I am now spliting the 200 tablet in half to make 300mg. Started sweating big time.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 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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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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