Review: could Concerta cause Hallucination?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 8,413 people who take Concerta. Among them, 212 have Hallucination. See who they are, when they have Hallucination and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Concerta (latest outcomes from 10,287 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression. Commonly reported side effects of Concerta include headache, aggression, aggression aggravated, suicidal ideation, depression.
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 164,228 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, quit smoking.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 8,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 212 people (2.52%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.13% of all the 163,318 people who have Hallucination.
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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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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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