Related topic: Concerta, Hallucination
Review: could Concerta cause Hallucination?
Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Concerta, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ritalin, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
We study 8,612 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 (latest outcomes from 10,313 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 165,225 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.
On Apr, 8, 2014: 8,428 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 166,788 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.
Time on Concerta when people have Hallucination * :
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Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Concerta * :
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Concerta * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Concerta ** :
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How people recovered from 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%)
- Enuresis (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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