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Review: could Concerta cause Acne?

We study 8,668 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Concerta

Concerta (latest outcomes from 10,374 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 63,101 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 8,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 12 people (0.14%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Concerta reports

Time on Concerta when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :

FemaleMale
Acne81.25%18.75%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%6.67%66.67%13.33%13.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne when taking Concerta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (9 people, 75.00%)
  2. Learning disability (8 people, 66.67%)
  3. Bipolar ii disorder (8 people, 66.67%)
  4. Adhd (3 people, 25.00%)
  5. Skin wrinkling (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperidone (8 people, 66.67%)
  2. Wellbutrin xl (2 people, 16.67%)
  3. Calcium (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Multi-vitamin (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Juvederm (1 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Would like to know if this drug affects skin. My daughter has not had a skin problem/acne before. she has been taking Methylphenidate HCI-Douglas 10mg twice a day for a month and her face has broken out in pimples. could there be a relation to the medication?

    Reply

    Courtney on Feb, 24, 2014:

    Ummm I'm 34, and no longer making progesterone, I'm far from going through puberty. I recently started taking adderal and am having the same issues. I had no zits, and now I'm covered.

    Reply

    humans are nuts on Apr, 26, 2013:

    Ummmm... are you serious??? Zits happen because of puberty and not washing your face with soap and warm water often enough. my guess is you put her on ritalin because she is an overactive teanager that cannot focus... another side effect of puberty. translation. its the hormones egad


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    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • The acne flares up if I take it for 2-3 days in a row. If I take it less often, it seems to start to clear up. It's ocurrs on my face, hairline, neck, and back. Very frustrating.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • CJS on Jun, 4, 2012:

    My son has experienced acne the past two years. This is around the same time he resumed using Ritalin after using other meds. The past two weeks he was very ill with a virus...no antibiotics. His acne cleared. He has resumed using Ritalin now that he is better and is starting to break out again.

    Reply

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