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Review: Ritalin and Vicodin





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Vicodin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 666 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)

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 35,316 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 666 people who take Ritalin, Vicodin are studied

Ritalin, Vicodin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
61.54%
(8 of 13 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
92.31%
(12 of 13 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Vicodin is effective33.33%
(8 of 24 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
62.50%
(10 of 16 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FatigueCholecystitis ChronicPain In ExtremityRed FaceFatigueAnxietyFatiguePain
Red FaceTremorDeep Vein ThrombosisBack PainHigh Blood PressureParanoiaDiarrhoeaDyspnoea
Malignant MelanomaNervous System DisorderMental DisorderDeep Vein ThrombosisBiliary Tract DisorderFatigueSuicidal IdeationBack Pain
EmbolismHypotensionChronic Fatigue SyndromePain In ExtremityPainMultiple Drug OverdoseDepression AggravatedFatigue
HypotensionOrthopnoeaDelusions, MixedMental DisorderGallbladder InjuryBipolar DisorderHypersomniaNausea
Decreased AppetiteRenal ImpairmentHypertensionDry MouthAbdominal Pain UpperHallucinationMenstrual DisorderOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Back PainHyponatraemiaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessMenorrhagiaNasal UlcerSuicide AttemptMemory ImpairmentHeadache
Decreased ActivityPancreatitis AcuteGynaecomastiaDry MouthMuscle CrampsIrritable Bowel SyndromeFall
Appetite IncreasedPneumoniaAnterograde AmnesiaDry ThroatNumbness And TinglingEczema ExacerbatedConstipation
SinusitisDyspnoeaDysmenorrhoeaCoughButtock PainThinking SlowedDepression

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective56.36%
(31 of 55 people)
36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
Vicodin is effective43.40%
(23 of 53 people)
44.44%
(8 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainBack Pain
FatiguePain
DyspnoeaDepression
HeadacheHypertension
Back PainWeight Decreased
ConstipationNausea
Osteonecrosis Of JawChest Pain
Deep Vein ThrombosisAnaemia
FallHyperhidrosis
NauseaBone Disorder

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
43.48%
(10 of 23 people)
28.21%
(11 of 39 people)
18.37%
(9 of 49 people)
25.00%
(7 of 28 people)
9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
Vicodin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
33.33%
(12 of 36 people)
16.28%
(7 of 43 people)
25.93%
(7 of 27 people)
9.09%
(1 of 11 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aAbscess SterileCompleted SuicidePainPainDepressionPainFatigue
Injection Site AbscessPainDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyPainFallDyspnoea
VomitingDizzinessLung NeoplasmBack PainBack PainGastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Pain In ExtremityInsomniaNauseaConstipationFatigueBack Pain
AnxietyDyspnoeaConstipationHyperhidrosisNauseaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
IntussusceptionThrombocytopeniaCellulitisPyrexiaBone PainHeadache
NauseaHallucination, AuditoryDecreased InterestHypertensionDyspnoeaChest Pain
HeadacheHypokalaemiaChest PainAstheniaDepressionArthralgia
Postoperative AdhesionKeratitisOsteomyelitisDyspnoeaTooth InfectionWeight Decreased
Small Intestinal ObstructionInterstitial Lung DiseaseOsteonecrosis Of JawWeight DecreasedDizzinessSwelling

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • 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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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I would like to know the side effects of these medications.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I'm just checking my hunch about the reaction. I took the dexamethasone around 9:30 and the lortab around 12:30. By 1pm my face had started swelling and a red rash started along the laugh lines under the cheeks and started spreading rapidly. It was really hot and just looked like one giant hive. I took two Benadryl and I can't tell that it helped any at all. The redness went partially on to my neck and forehead, also my chin. I put cortisone cream on it around 7:00. Still no relief.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Right side skin rash

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) is often used to treat pain. 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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