Review: Ritalin and Topamax
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on 307 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 6, 2014: 307 people who reported to have interactions when taking Ritalin, Topamax are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Topamax (topiramate)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Ritalin, Topamax:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)||129|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)||96|
|Headache (pain in head)||74|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||73|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||70|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||64|
|Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||62|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Ritalin, Topamax:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)||26|
|Pain In Extremity||22|
|Hypokalaemia (low potassium)||18|
|Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)||16|
|Biliary Dyskinesia (motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of oddi)||16|
|Cholesterosis (abnormal deposition of cholesterol in tissues)||12|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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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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- Topamax is used in:
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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
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
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