Review: could Focalin cause Acne?


Acne is reported only by a few people who take Focalin. We study 1,049 people who have side effects while taking Focalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Focalin has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Focalin 2,460 users)


Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,549 Acne patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

1,049 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin.
Among them, 5 people (0.48%) have Acne

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Focalin cause Acne?

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Focalin *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Focalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 100 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Failure To Thrive (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Swelling (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Narcolepsy (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Mood Swings (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vyvanse (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Strattera (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Nutropin Aq (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Differin Gel (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Asmanex (2 people, 40.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Limb Asymmetry (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Initial Insomnia (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Influenza (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Growth Retardation (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Constipation (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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