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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 1,513 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 11,171 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,854 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 1,513 people who take Ritalin, Wellbutrin are studied

Ritalin, Wellbutrin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective33.33%
(10 of 30 people)
39.29%
(22 of 56 people)
39.29%
(11 of 28 people)
37.84%
(14 of 37 people)
47.92%
(23 of 48 people)
85.00%
(17 of 20 people)
68.42%
(13 of 19 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
Wellbutrin is effective11.76%
(2 of 17 people)
22.50%
(9 of 40 people)
11.54%
(3 of 26 people)
35.14%
(13 of 37 people)
43.86%
(25 of 57 people)
51.43%
(18 of 35 people)
55.56%
(15 of 27 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusCholelithiasisAnxietyFatigueDry MouthDepression
FatigueSuicidal IdeationArthralgiaAnxietyFatigueHypertoniaWeight Gain - UnintentionalNausea
InsomniaInsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusIrritabilityIrritabilityGrand Mal ConvulsionIrritabilityAnxiety
DepressionSomnolenceMemory ImpairmentConvulsionMemory ImpairmentPostictal StateConvulsionFatigue
HeadacheConvulsionSexual DysfunctionDeafnessDepressionSleep DisorderOverdosePain
ManiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationChemotherapyDizzinessDrug ToxicityErectile DysfunctionFall
Suicidal IdeationAbdominal PainNeuropathy PeripheralDepressionConfusional StateBlood Caffeine IncreasedExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessBack Pain
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessAnxietyNauseaDiverticulumBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedPainGingival BleedingVomiting
Grand Mal ConvulsionNeuropathy PeripheralDiverticulumCataractDiarrhoeaDizzinessLethargyChest Pain
Immunocomplex Mediated HypersensitivityHypertensionDisturbance In AttentionEndometrial DisorderDecreased AppetiteVision BlurredAlcohol InteractionDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective41.88%
(67 of 160 people)
52.56%
(41 of 78 people)
Wellbutrin is effective35.93%
(60 of 167 people)
35.06%
(27 of 77 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DepressionDepression
NauseaFatigue
FatigueAnxiety
AnxietyNausea
ConvulsionPain
VomitingDizziness
PainInsomnia
DizzinessConfusional State
InsomniaDisturbance In Attention
AstheniaVision Blurred

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/an/a42.86%
(9 of 21 people)
26.23%
(16 of 61 people)
14.42%
(15 of 104 people)
28.57%
(38 of 133 people)
30.38%
(24 of 79 people)
20.51%
(8 of 39 people)
Wellbutrin is effectiven/an/a26.32%
(5 of 19 people)
15.87%
(10 of 63 people)
17.48%
(18 of 103 people)
20.86%
(29 of 139 people)
23.38%
(18 of 77 people)
21.21%
(7 of 33 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HyponatraemiaAgitationFatigueCompleted SuicideNauseaDepressionDepressionDepression
HypotensionAggressionGrand Mal ConvulsionHallucination, AuditoryAnxietyAnxietyDizzinessBack Pain
DyspnoeaVomitingWeight IncreasedFatigueDrug IneffectiveFatigueNauseaNausea
Diabetic ComplicationConvulsionInsomniaSuicidal IdeationConvulsionNauseaFatigueVomiting
ConvulsionDisorientationConvulsions NosDrug DependenceFatigueConstipationAnxietyPain
Nervous System DisorderSudden DeathDiabetes MellitusTremorSuicidal IdeationDizzinessPainFall
OrthopnoeaAbnormal Behaviour NosDrug IneffectiveIrritabilityDiabetes MellitusPainAstheniaPain In Extremity
TremorRetchingDecreased AppetiteMood SwingsDepressionPyrexiaFallConvulsion
Renal ImpairmentMemory ImpairmentRectal HaemorrhageAnxiety NecAbdominal PainBack PainArthralgiaDecreased Appetite
PneumoniaUrticaria NosNauseaNightmareDyspnoeaFallPain In ExtremityWeight Decreased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

    Reply

    SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:

    Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.

    Reply

    Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:

    Hello,
    I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
    from Christophe

    Reply

    AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:

    STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....

    Reply

    Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:

    You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.

    Reply

    Stillaguamish on Sep, 6, 2014:

    My heart breaks for you and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I recently had two surgeries and was outraged at hospital treatment. I had to demand my regular meds and when they gave in, they only gave me 3 of 6

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Generic xanax xr is alprazolam xr/LA not in your database

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Have reduced level of Concerta about two weeks ago

    Reply

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

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