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Review: could Concerta cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Concerta, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Prozac, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 8,609 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 340 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Concerta

Concerta (latest outcomes from 10,307 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,272,681 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 8,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 365 people (4.33%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,269,934 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Concerta reports

Time on Concerta when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety22.54%25.35%15.49%12.68%12.68%7.04%4.23%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Concerta * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety36.55%63.45%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Concerta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%19.95%47.88%8.48%12.72%6.98%2.24%1.75%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Concerta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety8.33%33.33%41.67%16.67%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (252 people, 69.04%)
  2. Depression (88 people, 24.11%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (36 people, 9.86%)
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome (36 people, 9.86%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (18 people, 4.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prozac (65 people, 17.81%)
  2. Paxil (55 people, 15.07%)
  3. Singulair (48 people, 13.15%)
  4. Abilify (48 people, 13.15%)
  5. Azithromycin (45 people, 12.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • * Pre-Diabetic
    * 201 lbs
    * Two 18mg of Concerta (Morning dosage)
    * 1 Metformin (Night dose -- not taken every night)

    I'm worried about my appetite. For a while now I have been noticing a decrease-- I barely eat. The trouble is determining whether it is the medication I take, an eating disorder (or beginning of one), or just general diet (as I have been trying to lose weight). I do induce vomiting and nausea occasionally after large meals to get rid of some of the calories. I avoid eating after school because of the calories.

    It is confusing to me because I have had these tendencies for a while before taking any medication or being diagnosed with ADHD. It carried over from before any of this. My mood is unstable and tends to be chronically negative -BUT- this has been a trait of mine for years. I can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings on some days -- not due to tiredness but due to not wanting to deal with the world and my life. This also has been going on for years.

    The strange responses to food and eating have been going on for about a year now-- about the same amount of time I have been trying to lose weight.

    To conclude all of this, its been blending over from before so that I have no idea whether or not medication is altering me or whether i have an eating disorder or not. I have noticed a more drastic decrease in appetite within the past two weeks but have been taking a double dose in the morning for longer than that.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • not feeling so tolerant and more serious.

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I feel socially awkward and have low self esteem. I am unable to connect with other people. This was brought about the same time I started taking Vyvanse and Ritalin. I have been diagnosed with and treated for depression in the past.

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