Review: could Concerta cause Sinus tachycardia?
Summary: Sinus tachycardia 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 Aciphex, 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, 20 have Sinus tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus tachycardia 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)
Sinus tachycardia (a heart rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 10,036 Sinus tachycardia patients)
On Jan, 24, 2015: 8,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 20 people (0.23%) have Sinus Tachycardia.
Time on Concerta when people have Sinus tachycardia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sinus tachycardia||50.00%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||16.67%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Sinus tachycardia when taking Concerta * :
|Sinus tachycardia||37.50%||62.50% |
Age of people who have Sinus tachycardia when taking Concerta * :
|Sinus tachycardia||0.00%||4.55%||50.00%||0.00%||22.73%||0.00%||18.18%||4.55% |
Severity of Sinus tachycardia when taking Concerta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sinus tachycardia||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Sinus tachycardia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sinus tachycardia||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (10 people, 50.00%)
- Breast cancer (3 people, 15.00%)
- Obesity (3 people, 15.00%)
- Metastases to bone (3 people, 15.00%)
- Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 15.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aciphex (4 people, 20.00%)
- Percocet (4 people, 20.00%)
- Effexor (4 people, 20.00%)
- Fenofibrate (3 people, 15.00%)
- Vicodin (3 people, 15.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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