Concerta and Anxiety - from FDA reports


Summary

Anxiety is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 11,369 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA. Among them, 491 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety 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 14,203 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 292,816 Anxiety patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

11,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 491 people (4.32%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Anxiety?

Time on Concerta when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 44.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.8 %
  • 10+ years: 3.8 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 45.75 %
  • male: 54.25 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 18.79 %
  • 10-19: 36.99 %
  • 20-29: 12.43 %
  • 30-39: 14.74 %
  • 40-49: 9.54 %
  • 50-59: 4.34 %
  • 60+: 3.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (238 people, 48.47%)
  • Depression (54 people, 11.00%)
  • Narcolepsy (24 people, 4.89%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (24 people, 4.89%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (22 people, 4.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (53 people, 10.79%)
  • Ritalin (48 people, 9.78%)
  • Strattera (44 people, 8.96%)
  • Paxil (41 people, 8.35%)
  • Ambien (40 people, 8.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (120 people, 24.44%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (107 people, 21.79%)
  • Nausea (72 people, 14.66%)
  • Insomnia (68 people, 13.85%)
  • Pain (63 people, 12.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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