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What could cause Tinnitus for a 31-year old woman?

This is a study of Focalin Xr for a 31 year old female patient who has Narcolepsy. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 36 female patients aged 31 (±5) who take the drug from FDA and social media.

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Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 29

Gender: female

Conditions: Narcolepsy

Drugs taking:
- Focalin Xr - 20MG (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride): used for 6 - 12 months

Side effects have: severe tinnitus

Comments from or about the patient: Constant ringing in the ears, 24/7, in addition to high-frequency hearing loss and reduced otoacoustic emissions, confirmed by an audiologist
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On Feb, 10, 2014: 36 females aged 29 (±5) who reported to have side effects when taking Focalin Xr are studied

Trend of Focalin Xr's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (8559248)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
among females aged 29 (±5) who take the drug
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)1 (2.38%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

SymptomNumber of reports
among females aged 29 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Tinnitus in Narcolepsy1 (0.21%)

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 29 (±5) in the use of Focalin Xr:

Side effectNumber of reports
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)8
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)4
Hypertension (high blood pressure)4
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)3
Pain3
Drug Exposure During Pregnancy2
Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)2
Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)2
Constipation2
Premature Labour2

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 29 (±5) in long term use of Focalin Xr:

Side effectNumber of reports
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)4
Back Pain2
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)2
Abdominal Distension2
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)2
Constipation2
Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)2
Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)2
Neck Tightness1
Abdominal Pain1

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