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Review: could Concerta cause Slurred speech (Speech impairment (adult))?





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 8,689 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 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 10,412 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, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Slurred speech 31,170 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 8,689 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta. Among them, 87 people (1.00%) have Slurred Speech.

Trend of Slurred speech in Concerta reports

Time on Concerta when people have Slurred speech * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Slurred speech7.69%7.69%7.69%7.69%53.85%7.69%7.69%

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

FemaleMale
Slurred speech32.77%67.23%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Slurred speech0.00%19.15%35.11%19.15%13.83%6.38%3.19%3.19%

Severity of Slurred speech when taking Concerta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Slurred speech33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Slurred speech ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Slurred speech0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (59 people, 67.82%)
  2. Depression (15 people, 17.24%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (13 people, 14.94%)
  4. Oppositional defiant disorder (12 people, 13.79%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (8 people, 9.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Strattera (22 people, 25.29%)
  2. Methylphenidate hcl (17 people, 19.54%)
  3. Abilify (13 people, 14.94%)
  4. Lamictal (13 people, 14.94%)
  5. Ritalin (13 people, 14.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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