Review: could Concerta cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?
Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ritalin, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We study 8,703 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 212 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.
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Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 10,430 Concerta users)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,177 Hallucination patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 8,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 212 people (2.44%) have Hallucination.
Time on Concerta when people have Hallucination * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Concerta * :
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Concerta * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Concerta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hallucination ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (139 people, 65.57%)
- Depression (18 people, 8.49%)
- Aggression (8 people, 3.77%)
- Pain (7 people, 3.30%)
- Nausea (6 people, 2.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ritalin (19 people, 8.96%)
- Strattera (16 people, 7.55%)
- Tenex (11 people, 5.19%)
- Risperdal (10 people, 4.72%)
- Ativan (9 people, 4.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
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Today I am sitting in a chair in my room and I nod off and start dreaming/hallucinating. On the dream side, I am lying on the ground with many people around me. On the hallucination side, (which seems like I am half awake) I try to get up but after a tremendous struggle my muscles will not respond. It is terrifying. There are many people around and I'm trying to shout out “help” but I cannot speak properly. I'm speaking like someone who has had a stroke. I am semi-conscious of calling out but I can't wake up. The people around me are laughing at my predicament and do not help. I try many, many times to get up but it is like some force is holding me down. After a long time I crawl towards the gate of a house and go inside and see a bed. Then I try to get up on the bed and at that moment I wake up on the floor of my own room near my chair and my bed. On the hallucination side, I was actually feeling what was happening, even though the dream was in a different location. When I finally woke up, I was breathing like a man saved from disaster. It was a horrible experience and it has happened, in the past, twice before.
What kind of hallucination could this be?
I'm asking this advice because the doctors I've seen don't understand.
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My son has been having hallocinations just recently. He is seeing a man and hearing noises. He went to the hospital and had blood test, EEG and an MRI and brain infection and tumour of the brain were ruled out.
Could these be from his lamotrigine? His doctors doesn't think so cause he said it usually happens when you first start taking the drugs or when there is a change. He started taking lamotrigine around Feb 2011 and was fuly on by June just before school started (his is 11 yrs old).
We increased the dose of this med March 21, 2012 because he had a seisure in March so we increased the nightime dose by 100mg and daytime is 75mg.
Does anyone know if the cause of his hallocinations be by the lamotrigine??? He also takes ritalin (methaphendate)when he is at school. He takes 15 mg twice a day (the short acting ritalin). Please respond anyone cause I am desperate to figure this out. Thanks
Wally on Jun, 27, 2012:
For an 11 year old 30 mg is a little too much. Moreover, since it is not the slow or extended release Ritalin, it hits him real hard. Nd Ritalin overdose does cause hallucinations. I myself experienced similar hallucinations,
But, Ritalin may not be the sole problem. It have be conflicting with his other medication. Or he may have been misdiagnosed and is taking the wrong medication.
Did His doctor ask for a medical family history. Since ADHD/ADD is generally genetic. If the doctor is certain he has it, but no member of your family has it, then it has been caused by environmental factors. Which is good news for you. Visit your psychiatrist or even better, get a second opinion.
I hope he gets better soon. And please don't panic in front of him, comfort him, and talk to him in a calm casual manner.observe his behavior, his body language, mannerisms, choice of worlds... So that when you visit the doctor you would be able to provide that additional data that the Doctor may have overlooked or wasnt manifested during his sessions.
My final suggestion is group therapy
I hope I've helped in someway.
I know how hard it is for you, both my parents, brother, nephew and niece have ADHD S well myself.
Hug him when he seems down. And watch a movie he enjoys.
P.s. make sure he isn't on any illegal/ prescription/ or any other drug for that matter.
Also have him re-diagnosed.
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