Review: could Concerta cause Acne?


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Risperidone, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 9,777 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 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 11,177 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, intestinal haemorrhage, colitis (latest reports from 35,079 Acne patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

9,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 19 people (0.19%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Acne?

Time on Concerta when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 57.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 78.95 %
  • male: 21.05 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.88 %
  • 10-19: 29.41 %
  • 20-29: 35.29 %
  • 30-39: 17.65 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 5.88 %
  • 60+: 5.88 %

Severity if Acne when taking Concerta **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Acne **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (8 people)
  • Depression (5 people)
  • Adhd (5 people)
  • Learning Disability (4 people)
  • Bipolar Ii Disorder (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Risperidone (4 people)
  • Lamictal (3 people)
  • Yasmin (2 people)
  • Wellbutrin Xl (2 people)
  • Fluoxetine (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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