Review: could Concerta cause Acne?
Summary: Acne is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Risperidone, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We study 8,703 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.
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Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 10,430 Concerta users)
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,115 Acne patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 8,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 14 people (0.16%) have Acne.
Time on Concerta when people have Acne * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :
Age of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :
Severity of Acne when taking Concerta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Acne ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (9 people, 64.29%)
- Learning disability (8 people, 57.14%)
- Bipolar ii disorder (8 people, 57.14%)
- Adhd (4 people, 28.57%)
- Depression (3 people, 21.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Risperidone (8 people, 57.14%)
- Wellbutrin xl (2 people, 14.29%)
- Lamictal (2 people, 14.29%)
- Yasmin (2 people, 14.29%)
- Seroquel xr (2 people, 14.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
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From this study (6 days ago):
30 year old female on Vivitrol for opioid cravings, Prozac 60 mg for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Ritalin 50 mg, (just switched from vyvanse), Junel for birth control, just recently lost 15 pounds after switching from Suboxone to vivitrol treatment, recently discontinued Ateneol and Lisiniprol because I kept getting low blood pressure reads, also recently discontinued Trazadone because I do not want my body to become dependent.
From this study (3 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?
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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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.
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