Review: could Concerta cause Slurred Speech?


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 9,777 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech 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 Concerta 11,177 users)

Slurred Speech

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On Aug, 19, 2016

9,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 91 people (0.93%) 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: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

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

  • female: 36.26 %
  • male: 63.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 26.03 %
  • 10-19: 32.88 %
  • 20-29: 17.81 %
  • 30-39: 9.59 %
  • 40-49: 6.85 %
  • 50-59: 4.11 %
  • 60+: 2.74 %

Severity if Slurred Speech when taking Concerta **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Slurred Speech **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (42 people)
  • Depression (13 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (9 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (6 people)
  • Essential Tremor (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Strattera (14 people)
  • Abilify (11 people)
  • Lamictal (8 people)
  • Provigil (7 people)
  • Clonidine (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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