Ritalin vs Suboxone

Ritalin
(Rx)
Suboxone
(Rx)
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Suboxone is a chemical dependency medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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December 5, 1955
October 8, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
195,518 Discussions
270,444 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Narcolepsy
#6 for Inattentive
Ritalin is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Addiction
#3 for Pain
#4 for Depression
#6 for Chronic Pain
Suboxone is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Rit
Addiction
9
Headaches
5
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Drowsiness
3
Psychosis
2
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Paranoia
2
Sub
Euphoria
4
Nausea
4
Vomiting
3
Restlessness
1
Dizziness
1
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Migraines
1
Cramping
1
Sneezing
1
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Ritalin
Rit
Suboxone
Sub
Addiction
Rit
Sub
9
0
Headaches
Rit
Sub
5
0
Euphoria
Rit
Sub
4
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Sub
4
0
Irritability
Rit
Sub
4
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Sub
3
1
Psychosis
Rit
Sub
2
0
Nausea
Rit
Sub
2
4
Mood Swings
Rit
Sub
2
0
Paranoia
Rit
Sub
2
0
Euphoria
Sub
Rit
4
4
Nausea
Sub
Rit
4
2
Vomiting
Sub
Rit
3
0
Restlessness
Sub
Rit
1
0
Dizziness
Sub
Rit
1
0
Numbness
Sub
Rit
1
0
Drowsiness
Sub
Rit
1
3
Migraines
Sub
Rit
1
0
Cramping
Sub
Rit
1
0
Sneezing
Sub
Rit
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Suboxone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Suboxone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Oral Film, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Film: 2-0.5 mg, 4-1 mg, 8-2 mg, 12-3 mg
Tablet: 2-0.5 mg, 8-2 mg
Food Instructions
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Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Methylphenidate
Buprenorphine Hcl/Naloxone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ritalin and Suboxone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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