Could Ritalin cause 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 . We study 12,649 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 88 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 attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 15,967 users)
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,407 A-fib patients).
On Nov, 19, 2016
12,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 88 people (0.7%) have A-fib
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have A-fib *:
- < 1 month: 10 %
- 1 - 6 months: 60 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 20 %
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 32.94 %
- male: 67.06 %
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 1.52 %
- 10-19: 3.03 %
- 20-29: 9.09 %
- 30-39: 3.03 %
- 40-49: 21.21 %
- 50-59: 12.12 %
- 60+: 50.0 %
Severity of A-fib **:
- least: 0.0 %
- moderate: 0.0 %
- severe: 100 %
- most severe: 0.0 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prevacid (21 people, 23.86%)
- Wellbutrin (18 people, 20.45%)
- Prednisone (18 people, 20.45%)
- Zoloft (17 people, 19.32%)
- Effexor (17 people, 19.32%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Ritalin, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Osteoporosis (14 people, 15.91%)
- Inflammation (5 people, 5.68%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- High Blood Pressure (26 people, 29.55%)
- Dehydration (19 people, 21.59%)
- Chest Pain (19 people, 21.59%)
- Oedema Peripheral (18 people, 20.45%)
- Herpes Zoster (18 people, 20.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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