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Review: Ritalin and Wellbutrin





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 1,518 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)

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 1,518 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 effective32.26%
(10 of 31 people)
39.29%
(22 of 56 people)
36.67%
(11 of 30 people)
37.84%
(14 of 37 people)
47.92%
(23 of 48 people)
85.00%
(17 of 20 people)
61.90%
(13 of 21 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
Wellbutrin is effective11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
21.95%
(9 of 41 people)
11.54%
(3 of 26 people)
36.84%
(14 of 38 people)
43.10%
(25 of 58 people)
51.43%
(18 of 35 people)
57.14%
(16 of 28 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 MellitusIrritabilityFatigueFatigueDry MouthDepression
FatigueInsomniaArthralgiaConvulsionAnxietyHypertoniaInsomniaNausea
HeadacheSuicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusCholelithiasisIrritabilityGrand Mal ConvulsionWeight Gain - UnintentionalAnxiety
ManiaConvulsionMemory ImpairmentAnxietyMemory ImpairmentPostictal StateErectile DysfunctionFatigue
InsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusNeuropathy PeripheralDepressionDepressionSleep DisorderOverdosePain
DepressionSomnolenceDepressionChemotherapyDizzinessDrug ToxicityIrritabilityFall
Suicidal IdeationAbdominal PainSexual DysfunctionDisturbance In AttentionConfusional StateBlood Caffeine IncreasedConvulsionBack Pain
DizzinessNeuropathy PeripheralSuicidal IdeationDiverticulumBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedPainHot FlashesVomiting
Immunocomplex Mediated HypersensitivityAnxietyDeafnessFibrocystic Breast DiseaseDiarrhoeaDizzinessExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessChest Pain
Grand Mal ConvulsionHeadacheChemotherapyCataractDecreased AppetiteVision BlurredGingival BleedingDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective40.61%
(67 of 165 people)
52.56%
(41 of 78 people)
Wellbutrin is effective36.05%
(62 of 172 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)
25.81%
(16 of 62 people)
13.64%
(15 of 110 people)
28.15%
(38 of 135 people)
29.63%
(24 of 81 people)
18.60%
(8 of 43 people)
Wellbutrin is effectiven/an/a26.32%
(5 of 19 people)
15.62%
(10 of 64 people)
17.43%
(19 of 109 people)
20.57%
(29 of 141 people)
22.78%
(18 of 79 people)
21.62%
(8 of 37 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HyponatraemiaAgitationFatigueCompleted SuicideNauseaDepressionDepressionDepression
HypotensionAggressionGrand Mal ConvulsionSuicidal IdeationDrug IneffectiveFatigueDizzinessNausea
DyspnoeaVomitingWeight IncreasedTremorAnxietyNauseaNauseaBack Pain
Diabetic ComplicationConvulsionInsomniaDrug DependenceConvulsionAnxietyFatiguePain
ConvulsionDisorientationConvulsions NosHallucination, AuditorySuicidal IdeationConstipationAnxietyVomiting
Nervous System DisorderSudden DeathDiabetes MellitusFatigueDiabetes MellitusPyrexiaPainFall
OrthopnoeaAbnormal Behaviour NosDrug IneffectiveMood SwingsFatigueBack PainAstheniaPain In Extremity
TremorRetchingDecreased AppetiteIrritabilityDepressionDizzinessFallConvulsion
Renal ImpairmentMemory ImpairmentRectal HaemorrhageNauseaAbdominal PainPainPain In ExtremityWeight Decreased
PneumoniaUrticaria NosNauseaDepression AggravatedDyspnoeaFallArthralgiaDecreased 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.
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    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.
  • 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? (1 answer)
    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.
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    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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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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