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 8,703 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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Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 10,430 Concerta users)
Personality change has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 4,814 Personality change patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 8,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 27 people (0.31%) have Personality Change.
Time on Concerta when people have Personality change * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Personality change||57.14%||0.00%||28.57%||0.00%||14.29%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Personality change when taking Concerta * :
|Personality change||18.42%||81.58% |
Age of people who have Personality change when taking Concerta * :
|Personality change||0.00%||17.39%||65.22%||4.35%||8.70%||4.35%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Personality change when taking Concerta ** :
How people recovered from Personality change ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (12 people, 44.44%)
- Depression (2 people, 7.41%)
- Ill-defined disorder (2 people, 7.41%)
- Disturbance in attention (1 people, 3.70%)
- Neuralgia (1 people, 3.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Strattera (7 people, 25.93%)
- Clonazepam (2 people, 7.41%)
- Zoloft (2 people, 7.41%)
- Hydroxyzine (2 people, 7.41%)
- Trazodone hcl (1 people, 3.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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