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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 (latest outcomes from 11,196 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Trend of ritalin reports

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,254 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of zoloft reports

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