Review: taking Ritalin and Wellbutrin together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Ritalin and Wellbutrin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Wellbutrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,521 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,216 Ritalin users) Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,068 Wellbutrin users)
What are the drugs
Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,216 Ritalin users)
Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,068 Wellbutrin users)
On Feb, 3, 2015: 1,521 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 30 people)
(14 of 37 people)
(23 of 50 people)
(17 of 20 people)
(13 of 21 people)
(2 of 4 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||11.11%|
(2 of 18 people)
(9 of 41 people)
(3 of 26 people)
(14 of 38 people)
(25 of 59 people)
(18 of 36 people)
(16 of 28 people)
(3 of 6 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||Diabetes Mellitus||Irritability||Anxiety||Fatigue||Dry Mouth||Depression|
|Headache||Suicidal Ideation||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Cholelithiasis||Irritability||Grand Mal Convulsion||Weight Gain - Unintentional||Anxiety|
|Mania||Convulsion||Memory Impairment||Anxiety||Memory Impairment||Postictal State||Erectile Dysfunction||Fatigue|
|Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Neuropathy Peripheral||Depression||Depression||Sleep Disorder||Overdose||Pain|
|Suicidal Ideation||Abdominal Pain||Sexual Dysfunction||Disturbance In Attention||Confusional State||Drug Toxicity||Convulsion||Back Pain|
|Dizziness||Neuropathy Peripheral||Suicidal Ideation||Diverticulum||Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased||Blood Caffeine Increased||Hot Flashes||Vomiting|
|Immunocomplex Mediated Hypersensitivity||Anxiety||Deafness||Fibrocystic Breast Disease||Diarrhoea||Anhedonia||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Chest Pain|
|Grand Mal Convulsion||Headache||Chemotherapy||Cataract||Decreased Appetite||Vision Blurred||Gingival Bleeding||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Ritalin is effective||39.88%|
(67 of 168 people)
(41 of 78 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||36.00%|
(63 of 175 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 63 people)
(15 of 110 people)
(38 of 137 people)
(24 of 94 people)
(8 of 43 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||n/a||n/a||26.32%|
(5 of 19 people)
(10 of 65 people)
(19 of 109 people)
(29 of 143 people)
(19 of 92 people)
(8 of 37 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Hypotension||Aggression||Grand Mal Convulsion||Suicidal Ideation||Drug Ineffective||Anxiety||Dizziness||Nausea|
|Dyspnoea||Vomiting||Weight Increased||Tremor||Anxiety||Fatigue||Nausea||Back Pain|
|Diabetic Complication||Convulsion||Insomnia||Drug Dependence||Convulsion||Nausea||Fatigue||Pain|
|Convulsion||Disorientation||Convulsions Nos||Hallucination, Auditory||Suicidal Ideation||Constipation||Anxiety||Vomiting|
|Nervous System Disorder||Sudden Death||Diabetes Mellitus||Fatigue||Diabetes Mellitus||Dizziness||Pain||Fall|
|Orthopnoea||Abnormal Behaviour Nos||Drug Ineffective||Mood Swings||Fatigue||Pyrexia||Asthenia||Pain In Extremity|
|Tremor||Retching||Decreased Appetite||Irritability||Depression||Back Pain||Fall||Convulsion|
|Renal Impairment||Memory Impairment||Rectal Haemorrhage||Nausea||Abdominal Pain||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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- I am on 2 x daily rifampin and 4 x daily cephalixin 500mg and and awake exhausted after 8-9 hours sleep and the fatigue is unbelievable all day every day, is this "normal" or should i investigate ore (1 answer)
Had total knee replacement 11/12, bad from the start, knee swollen/hot/painful/unstable for most of 2 years before a mechanically successful Revision that found a loose patella and both ends of the prostheses loose. In spite of 10-12 aspirations and almost as many samples sent to labs for testing the result was always "no growth after a week". Following the revision, 10 days after, surgeons office called and says yes you have a staph E infection. Immediate therapy with 6 weeks of 3 X day IV PLUS 2 x per day oral Rifampin.
IV over but now on the 2 X day Rifampin PLUS 4 X day 500mg cephalexin and the fatigue is unbelievable. Wake up exhausted after 8 hours sleep, daily hour plus mid afternoon naps.
- 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?
- What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
- Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (2 answers)
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?
Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
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I was given a prescription for Wellbutrin in approximately 1998. I had has my ocular pressure checked a year prior to this and it was okay. At the time, I only needed to wear reading glasses, common in people over 45. I took the drug at the full prescribed dosage for two weeks. Immediately prior to the narrow angle glaucoma episode, my vision had actually seemed to improve. For one day, prior, I could read without reading glasses. The following night, I was watching tv, and things suddenly became foggy. It was actually as if a fog had enveloped the room. I could not see anything except to discern between light and dark areas. I had to have emergency laser surgery the next morning. I mentioned to the doctor that Iwas taking Wellbutrin to stop smoking, and asked if it could have caused the ocular pressure increase. he consulted the PDR, and said there was no mention of it causing increases in ocular pressure. One year later my primary care doctor again insisted that I stop smoking, and again I mentioned that I thought it might increase ocular pressure. She told me to take a half dose, I did, and I took it one week, at which time I again experienced another episode of narrow angle glaucoma. When I go to the doctor's office my pressure in my left eye was 72, and 68 in my right eye. I was then referred on a triage basis to another doctor. I spent the rest of the day in his office having drops administered every fifteen minutes(extremely painful). I had extensive laser surgery the next morning.It required over fifty shots from the laser machine into each eye, (also extremely painful). I had lost considerable peripheral AND CENTRAL VISION in my left eye, and a good deal in my right. As a result of having to have such extensive laser surgery I also had cataracts that began at 50% maturity. I was advised by the surgeon that I should wait to have the cataracts removed "until my vision and quality of life was so poor that I was ready to commit suicide" because having the cataracts removed would cause the pressure in my eyes to become very difficult to control, and that more than likely I would end up being black blind. I would never use Wellbutrin under any circumstances, and I always check to make sure that any new meds I may be put on don't have anything to do with an increase in ocular pressure. If they do, I refuse to take them. The surgeon said he was surprised that I didn't lose more vision than I did, and I am grateful that I didn't, and that he was a good surgen. He wrote an article concerning this case for a medical journal since he said he had been seeing a recent increase of narrow angle glaucoma.
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- A life of depression and fatigue (1 response)
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do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
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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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- Wellbutrin is used in:
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