Review: could Ritalin cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
We study 9,685 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 (latest outcomes from 11,175 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 381,972 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Oct, 31, 2014: 9,685 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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On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Find out below the conditions Ritalin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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