Review: could Concerta cause Personality Change?


Summary

Personality change 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 Strattera, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,114 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change 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 13,763 users)

Personality Change

Personality change has been reported by people with irritability, muscle aches, persecutory delusion, speech impairment (adult), psychomotor hyperactivity (latest reports from 6,547 Personality change patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

12,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 38 people (0.31%) have Personality Change


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Personality change?

Time on Concerta when people have Personality Change *:

  • < 1 month: 63.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Personality Change when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Personality Change when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 11.54 %
  • 10-19: 65.38 %
  • 20-29: 3.85 %
  • 30-39: 11.54 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (19 people, 50.00%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Depression (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (1 person, 2.63%)
  • Neuralgia (1 person, 2.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Strattera (8 people, 21.05%)
  • Zoloft (4 people, 10.53%)
  • Hydroxyzine (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Clonazepam (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Promethazine Hydrochloride. (1 person, 2.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abnormal Behaviour (12 people, 31.58%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (8 people, 21.05%)
  • Aggression (7 people, 18.42%)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (6 people, 15.79%)
  • Anger (6 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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