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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 9,685 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

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,193 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 382,143 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.

Trend of A-fib in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib12.50%50.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%25.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
A-fib34.72%65.28%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%3.33%10.00%0.00%23.33%6.67%56.67%

Severity of A-fib when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (13 people, 19.40%)
  2. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (12 people, 17.91%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 7.46%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 5.97%)
  5. Bronchitis (4 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (24 people, 35.82%)
  2. Prevacid (20 people, 29.85%)
  3. Zoloft (16 people, 23.88%)
  4. Prednisone (16 people, 23.88%)
  5. Protonix (16 people, 23.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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