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Review: could Focalin cause Acne?

We study 1,141 people who have side effects while taking Focalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Focalin

Focalin (latest outcomes from 1,575 users) has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 63,101 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 21, 2014: 1,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin. Among them, 2 people (0.18%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Focalin reports

Time on Focalin when people have Acne * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Focalin * :

FemaleMale
Acne100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Focalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne when taking Focalin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acne ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Affective disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Mood swings (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Constipation (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Geodon (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Flomax (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Benadryl (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Trileptal (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Tylenol (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Would like to know if this drug affects skin. My daughter has not had a skin problem/acne before. she has been taking Methylphenidate HCI-Douglas 10mg twice a day for a month and her face has broken out in pimples. could there be a relation to the medication?

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    Courtney on Oct, 10, 2014:

    10 months later I can say now, that when I got off the add medication my acne went away pretty much immediatly. Which is great, but left me with un medicated add. Then I started to really start figuring out my body and it's ailments. I went to a dermatologist, a gi doctor, and a allergist. Turns out all the problems, skin, stomach, everything, all stem from the fact that I'm allergic to cobalt. Cobalt is used in the blue dye coating (capsule/tablet)around the medicine itself. It's in the Popsicles, Gatorade, and various other foods that have been making me nauseous on a good day, and flu like on a bad day(in vitamin b12= multivitamins, certain energy bars! energy drinks). It's on the zippers on my clothes, the costume jewelry, belts, buttons, etc. that give me rashes, hives, acne and contact dermatitis. It's on tools, medical instruments, in paint, in everything. I've spent the last few weeks avoiding cobalt and feel much better! And now I'm trying adderal again, just in a pill that isn't blue. Hopefully it works!!!

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    mlissamarie712 on Oct, 1, 2014:

    I wash my face in the morning and in the night, drink lots of water, work out, eat healhty, no sugar, soy, wheat, and all stimulants make me break out. They cause your pores to go into overload and over produce oil! I am covered with cystic acne, that is 100% from my ritilin, vivance was even worse, I looked like I had an allergic reaction to something.

    Reply

    Courtney on Feb, 24, 2014:

    Ummm I'm 34, and no longer making progesterone, I'm far from going through puberty. I recently started taking adderal and am having the same issues. I had no zits, and now I'm covered.

    Reply

    humans are nuts on Apr, 26, 2013:

    Ummmm... are you serious??? Zits happen because of puberty and not washing your face with soap and warm water often enough. my guess is you put her on ritalin because she is an overactive teanager that cannot focus... another side effect of puberty. translation. its the hormones egad


    to the site owner. the blue box ad that appears to float and contains all the keywords and links to spam sites is i. the way of typing when using an android browser

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Bumps,black blemishes only on jawbone. Its on both sides of my face. Never had skin problems until starting this medicine.

    Reply

    maddie on Oct, 4, 2014:

    ordered oolong tea off ebay, after using it tummy was reducing but my face got thoroughly sooilt., loads of acne just kept increasing on both sides of the face, face not ok till today never had any prob before:-(
    stopped using oolong tea

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • first some background of my medication history. since third grade i have taken ADHD medication for focus. the most resent one my doctor has given me is focalin that i now only take for exam weeks. today is the first time i have taken it this year while also taking lamisil for a fungle infection. *I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMBINATION I AM IN NO WAY AM I A PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS JUST A SUMMERY OF MY EXPERIENCES FROM THIS COMBINATION*

    within the first hour of taking the combination I could feel something out of the ordinary then I would normally feel from focalin. The feeling was a good one that lasted a little less then an hour. after that phase the good feeling became odd while a lack in motor skills. within 15 min my vision was noticeably distorted along with a high pulse and feeling of fear. The combination became a powerful hallucinogen that made class next to impossible. after an hour the fear passed to a feeling that is hard to describe that lasts several hours. I initially took this combination around 9:30am and it is now 5:00pm and I am either entering a new phase or on the down swing. I am currently debating going to the hospital for a detox. *AGAIN I DO NOT ADVISE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM TO TRY THIS UNLESS ADVISED BY YOUR DOCTOR*

    Reply

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