Concerta and Acne - from FDA reports


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 month, also take medication Risperidone, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 11,369 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA. Among them, 22 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 attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Concerta 14,201 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,696 Acne patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

11,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 22 people (0.19%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Acne?

Time on Concerta when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 59.09 %
  • male: 40.91 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 12.5 %
  • 10-19: 37.5 %
  • 20-29: 18.75 %
  • 30-39: 18.75 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 6.25 %
  • 60+: 6.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (12 people, 54.55%)
  • Learning Disability (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Bipolar Ii Disorder (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Depression (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Risperidone (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Vitamin D (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Ritalin (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Risperdal (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Nutropin Aq (2 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Head Injury (5 people, 22.73%)
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Menstrual Disorder (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Breast Lump (4 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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