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Review: Ritalin and Topamax

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 382 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Ritalin (what 11,163 Ritalin users reported?) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Topamax (what 24,523 Topamax users reported?) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is used in migraine.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 382 people who take Ritalin, Topamax are studied

Ritalin, Topamax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Topamax (topiramate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective0.00%
(0 of 8 people)
28.57%
(4 of 14 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a
Topamax is effective25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationHypoaesthesiaPain In ExtremitySimple Partial SeizuresLoss Of Control Of LegsWeight Increased
Social Avoidant BehaviourSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusInfluenza Like IllnessDeep Vein ThrombosisConfusionLoss Of AppetiteDiabetes Mellitus
MalaiseNeuropathy PeripheralType 2 Diabetes MellitusHeadacheCoughFatigueMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryConvulsion
PruritusDiabetes MellitusNeuropathy PeripheralFatigueChest PainSwellingHeadache
Suicidal IdeationHyperglycaemiaPainDepressionDyspnoeaSacral PainFatigue
DepressionAlopeciaDyspnoeaMyalgiaPulmonary EmbolismInflammatory PainSuicidal Ideation
Slow Response To StimuliHerniaFeeling ColdParaesthesiaCholecystitis ChronicChest PainTremor
PalpitationsPruritusChest PainTremorAbdominal PainFallInsomnia
Decreased AppetiteWeight DecreasedNauseaVision BlurredBiliary DyskinesiaNight SweatsNausea
Missed PeriodsPsychotic DisorderAbdominal MassTemperature IntoleranceDiarrhoeaHeadachePyrexia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective37.78%
(17 of 45 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
Topamax is effective42.86%
(21 of 49 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Weight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus
HeadachePyrexia
FatiguePsychotic Disorder
Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
ConvulsionType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
NauseaDecreased Appetite
TremorDisturbance In Attention
Suicidal IdeationSuicidal Ideation
Deep Vein ThrombosisTremor
DyspnoeaNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
37.50%
(6 of 16 people)
3.03%
(1 of 33 people)
24.32%
(9 of 37 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
n/a
Topamax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
52.63%
(10 of 19 people)
18.75%
(6 of 32 people)
13.16%
(5 of 38 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
OrthopnoeaAggressionDiabetes MellitusPain In ExtremityAbdominal PainPyrexiaSuicidal IdeationSwelling Face
Nervous System DisorderDecreased AppetiteConvulsionDeep Vein ThrombosisWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusPain In ExtremityOedema Peripheral
Pancreatitis AcuteUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionType 2 Diabetes MellitusRashDiabetes MellitusPneumoniaPainSuicidal Ideation
PneumoniaMalaiseObesityChest PainHeadacheConfusional StateNauseaDeep Vein Thrombosis
TremorAbasiaSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaFatigueDrug IneffectiveDiabetes MellitusMemory Impairment
Renal ImpairmentSocial Avoidant BehaviourPsychotic DisorderAnxietyTremorDisturbance In AttentionHallucinationWound Haemorrhage
HypotensionBack PainTremorNauseaPruritusWeight IncreasedNightmareSepsis
HyponatraemiaEustachian Tube DysfunctionEducational ProblemMalaiseInsomniaHeadacheAmnesiaRespiratory Failure
BradycardiaPsychomotor RetardationAsthmaWeight DecreasedTherapeutic Response DecreasedConvulsionFatigueDyspnoea
Cholecystitis ChronicDysuriaIrritabilityDiabetes MellitusIntracranial Venous Sinus ThrombosisTachycardiaFallAmnesia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

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  • Swollen tongue and tingling in fingers and toes.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I take 3 celexa in the am with 1 100mg topamax and 1 5mg Ritalin. At lunch time I take 1 5mg ritalin. At Bedtime I take another 100mg topamax and 5mg of Ritalin. If I miss ONE DOSE it IS GAME ON for any one around me. the ritalin oes not hipe me up it calms me downl hope this helps

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • within last month, daughter has been hospitlaized with seizures, just started the topamax, has been on concerta for 3 years and lexapro for a year. just recently started the topamax

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Topamax (topiramate) is often used to treat migraine. 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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