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 8,689 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Concerta 10,412 users)
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Acne 31,230 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 8,680 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 12 people (0.14%) have Acne.
Time on Concerta when people have Acne * :
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Gender of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :
Age of people who have Acne when taking Concerta * :
Severity of Acne when taking Concerta ** :
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How people recovered from Acne ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (9 people, 75.00%)
- Learning disability (8 people, 66.67%)
- Bipolar ii disorder (8 people, 66.67%)
- Adhd (3 people, 25.00%)
- Skin wrinkling (1 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Risperidone (8 people, 66.67%)
- Wellbutrin xl (2 people, 16.67%)
- Calcium (1 people, 8.33%)
- Multi-vitamin (1 people, 8.33%)
- Juvederm (1 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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(Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Temporary Dementia Type Symptoms, and takes Ritalin)
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?
- How to treat tubercolosis pimples?
(Asked by a 28 year old woman who has Pimples, Abdominal Tubercolosis, and takes Ethambutol Hydrochloride, Rifadin, Pyrazinamide)
I already cured from my abdominal TB and stop using anti tb drugs about a month now, but the acne still there. How to cure this pimple? I never had it before I use the drugs. Will salicylic acid works? Thanks.
- What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
(Asked by a 23 year old woman who has Drug Addiction, and takes Seroquel, Vivitrol, Ritalin)
25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
- The appetite suppressant effects of ephedrine have worn off just starting concerta will it suppress my appetite?
(Asked by a 24 year old woman who takes Concerta)
Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
- Can you split the tablet of limitical 200mg?
(Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Sweating - Excessive, and takes Ritalin La)
I have taken 150mg or 200mg of lamitical for 25 years. I am now spliting the 200 tablet in half to make 300mg. Started sweating big time.
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