Review: Ritalin and Wellbutrin
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Wellbutrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,516 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 11,193 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,933 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
On Oct, 28, 2014: 1,516 people who take Ritalin, Wellbutrin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Ritalin is effective||32.26%|
(10 of 31 people)
(22 of 56 people)
(11 of 29 people)
(14 of 37 people)
(23 of 48 people)
(17 of 20 people)
(13 of 20 people)
(2 of 3 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||11.11%|
(2 of 18 people)
(9 of 40 people)
(3 of 26 people)
(13 of 37 people)
(25 of 58 people)
(18 of 35 people)
(16 of 28 people)
(2 of 5 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Anxiety||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Cholelithiasis||Fatigue||Fatigue||Weight Gain - Unintentional||Depression|
|Fatigue||Suicidal Ideation||Arthralgia||Anxiety||Anxiety||Hypertonia||Dry Mouth||Nausea|
|Headache||Insomnia||Diabetes Mellitus||Irritability||Irritability||Grand Mal Convulsion||Erectile Dysfunction||Anxiety|
|Mania||Somnolence||Memory Impairment||Convulsion||Memory Impairment||Postictal State||Insomnia||Fatigue|
|Insomnia||Convulsion||Suicidal Ideation||Deafness||Depression||Sleep Disorder||Overdose||Pain|
|Depression||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Sexual Dysfunction||Chemotherapy||Dizziness||Drug Toxicity||Convulsion||Fall|
|Suicidal Ideation||Abdominal Pain||Neuropathy Peripheral||Depression||Confusional State||Blood Caffeine Increased||Irritability||Back Pain|
|Dizziness||Anxiety||Depression||Diverticulum||Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased||Pain||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Vomiting|
|Immunocomplex Mediated Hypersensitivity||Neuropathy Peripheral||Hyperglycaemia||Cataract||Diarrhoea||Dizziness||Hot Flashes||Chest Pain|
|Grand Mal Convulsion||Hypertension||Hernia||Endometrial Disorder||Decreased Appetite||Vision Blurred||Hypertension||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Ritalin is effective||41.10%|
(67 of 163 people)
(41 of 78 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||35.88%|
(61 of 170 people)
(27 of 77 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Insomnia||Disturbance In Attention|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Ritalin is effective||n/a||n/a||42.86%|
(9 of 21 people)
(16 of 62 people)
(15 of 104 people)
(38 of 133 people)
(24 of 81 people)
(8 of 43 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||n/a||n/a||26.32%|
(5 of 19 people)
(10 of 64 people)
(18 of 103 people)
(29 of 139 people)
(18 of 79 people)
(8 of 37 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Hypotension||Aggression||Grand Mal Convulsion||Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Anxiety||Dizziness||Nausea|
|Dyspnoea||Vomiting||Weight Increased||Tremor||Drug Ineffective||Fatigue||Nausea||Back Pain|
|Diabetic Complication||Convulsion||Insomnia||Drug Dependence||Convulsion||Nausea||Fatigue||Pain|
|Convulsion||Disorientation||Convulsions Nos||Hallucination, Auditory||Fatigue||Constipation||Anxiety||Vomiting|
|Nervous System Disorder||Sudden Death||Diabetes Mellitus||Fatigue||Suicidal Ideation||Dizziness||Pain||Fall|
|Orthopnoea||Abnormal Behaviour Nos||Drug Ineffective||Mood Swings||Diabetes Mellitus||Pain||Asthenia||Pain In Extremity|
|Renal Impairment||Memory Impairment||Rectal Haemorrhage||Nausea||Abdominal Pain||Back Pain||Pain In Extremity||Weight Decreased|
|Pneumonia||Urticaria Nos||Nausea||Depression Aggravated||Dyspnoea||Fall||Arthralgia||Decreased Appetite|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
(Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
- The appetite suppressant effects of ephedrine have worn off just starting concerta will it suppress my appetite?
(Asked by a 24 year old woman who takes Concerta)
Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs?
(Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? ...
- Can you split the tablet of limitical 200mg?
(Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Sweating - Excessive, and takes Ritalin La)
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.
- Is it safe to take unisom on top of vyvanse
(Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Wired , Exhausted , and takes Ritalin, Vyvanse )
I have took 5 ritalin 20mg and 2 30 mg vyvanse since early this morning. It is now 1:00in the morning, I'm very tired. I have 2 toddlers that I have to take carevof. Just wanting to know if it is ok to take some unison now so I can get some sleep
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat narcolepsy. Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Ritalin is used in:
- Wellbutrin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Ritalin alternatives:
- Wellbutrin alternatives:
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