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Review: Ritalin and Zoloft





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Zoloft. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,191 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)

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 78,283 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 1,190 people who take Ritalin, Zoloft are studied

Ritalin, Zoloft outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
- Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ritalin is effective25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
32.14%
(9 of 28 people)
50.00%
(8 of 16 people)
68.75%
(11 of 16 people)
46.67%
(7 of 15 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
69.23%
(9 of 13 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
Zoloft is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
45.45%
(10 of 22 people)
21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
30.00%
(6 of 20 people)
27.27%
(6 of 22 people)
50.00%
(8 of 16 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Serotonin SyndromeAbnormal BehaviourIrritabilityDisturbance In AttentionDepressionSluggishnessTinnitusDepression
Blood Pressure IncreasedInsomniaSuicidal IdeationSexual DysfunctionChemotherapyLethargyAphasiaPain
Body Temperature IncreasedHyperhidrosisPersonality ChangeAnxietyCataractYeast Infection - VaginaVertigoFatigue
Liver DisorderDrug IneffectiveParanoiaHot FlushDeafnessDiplopiaAnemiaNausea
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDepressionAgitationLymphadenopathyDisturbance In AttentionCoughExcessive ThirstAnxiety
TachycardiaMood AlteredMemory ImpairmentMemory ImpairmentFibrocystic Breast DiseaseHeart RacingBedwettingSuicidal Ideation
TachypnoeaAnxietyHeart PoundingMaculopathyDiverticulumCognitive DeteriorationAltered Visual Depth PerceptionWeight Decreased
MydriasisEuphoric MoodNauseaFibrocystic Breast DiseaseBreast NecrosisChest Pressure SensationNumbness And TinglingAsthenia
HyperhidrosisAttention Deficit/hyperactivity DisorderDepressionEndometrial DisorderBreast DysplasiaShortness Of BreathMuscle WeaknessBack Pain
Muscle RigidityImpulsive BehaviourAggressionChemotherapyBack PainHeart PoundingArthralgiaFall

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ritalin is effective48.72%
(38 of 78 people)
44.12%
(15 of 34 people)
Zoloft is effective37.80%
(31 of 82 people)
30.00%
(9 of 30 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainDepression
DepressionCellulitis
NauseaAnxiety
FatiguePain
Back PainAggression
Weight DecreasedHypertension
AstheniaAnaemia
FallFatigue
Suicidal IdeationNeck Pain
ArthralgiaOsteonecrosis Of Jaw

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ritalin is effectiven/a12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
25.81%
(8 of 31 people)
36.59%
(15 of 41 people)
17.65%
(6 of 34 people)
36.59%
(15 of 41 people)
29.17%
(7 of 24 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
Zoloft is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
24.14%
(7 of 29 people)
28.21%
(11 of 39 people)
33.33%
(10 of 30 people)
16.33%
(8 of 49 people)
12.50%
(3 of 24 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pancreatitis AcuteWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedAnxiety NecInsomniaDepressionPainDepression
DizzinessSuicidal IdeationDepression NecSuicidal IdeationCellulitisAnxietyPain
DyspnoeaAggressionDrug Withdrawal SyndromeIrritabilityPainDepressionVomiting
DysstasiaFatigueDrug DependenceNauseaAstheniaFatigueNausea
Eye Movement DisorderDrug IneffectiveHeadache NosChest PainChest PainArthralgiaDiarrhoea
Gastric DilatationOverdoseNauseaMemory ImpairmentFallBack PainAnaemia
AggressionSuicide AttemptWeight IncreasedVomiting NosWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedAsthenia
HeadacheAnxietyNeck PainAttention Deficit/hyperactivity DisorderNeck PainSomnolenceDehydration
AngerAgitationAggressionDrug IneffectiveOedema PeripheralNauseaBack Pain
PapilloedemaAbnormal BehaviourPain In LimbFatigueBack PainAnaemiaInfection

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.
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    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?
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    my daughter was on Zoloft and claims she was sleep walking. I'm wondering is this is true because she said it was from the Zoloft and I just need to find out . if Zoloft can cause a person to sleep walk.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months 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

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