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Review: could Concerta cause Kidney failure (Acute kidney failure)?





Summary: Kidney failure 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 Seroquel, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 8,689 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Concerta 10,412 users)

Kidney failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.(latest reports from Kidney failure 57,594 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 8,689 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 22 people (0.25%) have Kidney Failure.

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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