Ritalin and A-fib - from FDA reports
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 Prevacid, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This review analyzes which people have A-fib with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,710 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 29, 2017
15,710 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 90 people (0.57%) have A-fib
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have A-fib *:
- < 1 month: 12.5 %
- 1 - 6 months: 62.5 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 25.0 %
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 29.89 %
- male: 70.11 %
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 1.47 %
- 10-19: 2.94 %
- 20-29: 10.29 %
- 30-39: 2.94 %
- 40-49: 19.12 %
- 50-59: 11.76 %
- 60+: 51.47 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (16 people, 17.78%)
- Osteoporosis (14 people, 15.56%)
- Narcolepsy (8 people, 8.89%)
- Inflammation (5 people, 5.56%)
- Depression (5 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prevacid (22 people, 24.44%)
- Wellbutrin (18 people, 20.00%)
- Prednisone (18 people, 20.00%)
- Protonix (17 people, 18.89%)
- Digoxin (17 people, 18.89%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (26 people, 28.89%)
- Dehydration (19 people, 21.11%)
- Chest Pain (19 people, 21.11%)
- Oedema Peripheral (18 people, 20.00%)
- Herpes Zoster (18 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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