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

This is a personalized study for a 31 year old female patient who has Narcolepsy. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 42 female patients aged 31 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

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What is the drug

Focalin xr (what 869 Focalin Xr users reported?) has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

What is the condition

Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) (latest reports from 9,437 patients) can be treated by Provigil, Nuvigil, Xyrem, Modafinil, Ritalin, Dexedrine.

What is the symptom

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 115,096 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 24, 2014: 42 females aged 29 (±5) who take Focalin Xr are studied

Focalin Xr outcomes

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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eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)1 (2.33% of females aged 29 (±5) who take the drug)

(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)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Tinnitus in Narcolepsy1 (0.20% of females aged 29 (±5) who have Narcolepsy)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Tinnitus in Focalin Xr1 (2.33% of females aged 29 (±5) who take Focalin xr)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Focalin Xr is effective60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/a60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaConvulsionAlexian/aCholecystitis Chronicn/an/aPain
HypoglycaemiaAnxiety AggravatedTinnitusBack PainConvulsion
Serotonin SyndromeHeadacheHyperlipidemiaAbdominal DistensionDehydration
Rapid Heart BeatLump In The NeckCholelithiasisViral Infection
FeverConstipationGallbladder Disorder
Numbness And TinglingNauseaSomnambulism
Muscle SpasmsFlatulenceInsomnia
InsomniaFlank PainEmotional Distress
Abdominal PainAsthenia
Alcohol UseContusion

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- group for people who take Focalin Xr and have Tinnitus
- group for people who have Tinnitus and Narcolepsy
- group for people who have Narcolepsy
- group for people who have Tinnitus
- group for people who take Focalin Xr

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