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Review: could Concerta cause Kidney failure?

We study 8,655 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Concerta

Concerta (latest outcomes from 10,357 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Kidney failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) (latest reports from 427,383 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain.

On Aug, 28, 2014: 8,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 22 people (0.25%) have Kidney Failure. They amount to 0.01% of all the 428,842 people who have Kidney Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney failure in Concerta reports

Time on Concerta when people have Kidney failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney failure100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Kidney failure when taking Concerta * :

FemaleMale
Kidney failure11.54%88.46%

Age of people who have Kidney failure when taking Concerta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney failure0.00%0.00%45.83%16.67%0.00%4.17%8.33%25.00%

Severity of Kidney failure when taking Concerta ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (17 people, 77.27%)
  2. Prostatitis (5 people, 22.73%)
  3. Urinary tract infection (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Mental disorder (4 people, 18.18%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (12 people, 54.55%)
  2. All other therapeutic products (5 people, 22.73%)
  3. Levaquin (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Cipralex (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Ritalin la (2 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I took this drug for a brief time in the second grade. Very soon I started having headaches, water retention, etc. I was taken to the hospital and was in there a week recovering from near kidney failure. Starting in my teen years to the present time I have trouble achieving and maintaining a erection, my desire is 1/10th of my friends my age, and even with the use of viagra/cialis I don't have a normal working penis.

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