Review: could Ritalin cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: A-fib is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 9,715 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 11,225 Ritalin users)
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,689 A-fib patients)
On Mar, 27, 2015: 9,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 67 people (0.69%) have A-fib.
Time on Ritalin when people have A-fib * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of A-fib when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from A-fib ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (13 people, 19.40%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (12 people, 17.91%)
- Depression (5 people, 7.46%)
- Hypertension (4 people, 5.97%)
- Bronchitis (4 people, 5.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (24 people, 35.82%)
- Prevacid (20 people, 29.85%)
- Zoloft (16 people, 23.88%)
- Prednisone (16 people, 23.88%)
- Protonix (16 people, 23.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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