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Review: could Concerta cause Personality change?

Summary: Personality change could be caused by Concerta, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Strattera, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 8,609 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 8,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 27 people (0.32%) have Personality Change. They amount to 0.13% of all the 21,559 people who have Personality Change on eHealthMe.

Trend of Personality change in Concerta reports

Time on Concerta when people have Personality change * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Personality change57.14%0.00%28.57%0.00%14.29%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Personality change18.42%81.58%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Personality change0.00%17.39%65.22%4.35%8.70%4.35%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Personality change when taking Concerta ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Personality change ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (12 people, 44.44%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 7.41%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (2 people, 7.41%)
  4. Disturbance in attention (1 people, 3.70%)
  5. Neuralgia (1 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Strattera (7 people, 25.93%)
  2. Clonazepam (2 people, 7.41%)
  3. Zoloft (2 people, 7.41%)
  4. Hydroxyzine (2 people, 7.41%)
  5. Trazodone hcl (1 people, 3.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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