Review: could Concerta cause Acne?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 8,413 people who take Concerta. Among them, 12 have Acne. See who they are, when they have Acne and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Concerta (latest outcomes from 10,056 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Concerta include headache, aggression, aggression aggravated, suicidal ideation, depression.
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 61,235 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 8,413 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%)
- Bipolar ii disorder (8 people, 66.67%)
- Learning disability (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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From this study (2 weeks 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?
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.
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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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.
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.
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