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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 8,726 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Concerta

Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 10,446 Concerta users)

Acne

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 33,131 Acne patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 8,717 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 14 people (0.16%) 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%80.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :

FemaleMale
Acne83.33%16.67%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%5.88%58.82%23.53%11.76%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne when taking Concerta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (9 people, 64.29%)
  2. Learning disability (8 people, 57.14%)
  3. Bipolar ii disorder (8 people, 57.14%)
  4. Adhd (4 people, 28.57%)
  5. Depression (3 people, 21.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperidone (8 people, 57.14%)
  2. Wellbutrin xl (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Lamictal (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Yasmin (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Seroquel xr (2 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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.

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  • From this study (4 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?

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    Courtney on Oct, 10, 2014:

    10 months later I can say now, that when I got off the add medication my acne went away pretty much immediatly. Which is great, but left me with un medicated add. Then I started to really start figuring out my body and it's ailments. I went to a dermatologist, a gi doctor, and a allergist. Turns out all the problems, skin, stomach, everything, all stem from the fact that I'm allergic to cobalt. Cobalt is used in the blue dye coating (capsule/tablet)around the medicine itself. It's in the Popsicles, Gatorade, and various other foods that have been making me nauseous on a good day, and flu like on a bad day(in vitamin b12= multivitamins, certain energy bars! energy drinks). It's on the zippers on my clothes, the costume jewelry, belts, buttons, etc. that give me rashes, hives, acne and contact dermatitis. It's on tools, medical instruments, in paint, in everything. I've spent the last few weeks avoiding cobalt and feel much better! And now I'm trying adderal again, just in a pill that isn't blue. Hopefully it works!!!

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    mlissamarie712 on Oct, 1, 2014:

    I wash my face in the morning and in the night, drink lots of water, work out, eat healhty, no sugar, soy, wheat, and all stimulants make me break out. They cause your pores to go into overload and over produce oil! I am covered with cystic acne, that is 100% from my ritilin, vivance was even worse, I looked like I had an allergic reaction to something.

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