Concerta and Slurred speech - from FDA reports


Summary

Slurred speech is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Strattera, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 11,369 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA. Among them, 101 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech 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 14,201 users)

Slurred Speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 44,666 Slurred speech patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

11,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 101 people (0.89%) have Slurred Speech


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Slurred speech?

Time on Concerta when people have Slurred Speech *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 45.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.18 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 38.61 %
  • male: 61.39 %

Age of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 25.32 %
  • 10-19: 29.11 %
  • 20-29: 18.99 %
  • 30-39: 10.13 %
  • 40-49: 8.86 %
  • 50-59: 3.8 %
  • 60+: 3.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (48 people, 47.52%)
  • Depression (11 people, 10.89%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (10 people, 9.90%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (6 people, 5.94%)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (3 people, 2.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Strattera (14 people, 13.86%)
  • Abilify (11 people, 10.89%)
  • Lamictal (9 people, 8.91%)
  • Ritalin (8 people, 7.92%)
  • Clonidine (7 people, 6.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Feeling Abnormal (17 people, 16.83%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (16 people, 15.84%)
  • Speech Disorder (13 people, 12.87%)
  • Headache (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Cognitive Disorder (11 people, 10.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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