Review: could Ritalin cause Aggression?
Summary: Aggression is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Concerta, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We study 9,717 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 380 have Aggression. Find out below who they are, when they have Aggression 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 11,227 Ritalin users)
Aggression has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain. (latest reports from 28,789 Aggression patients)
On Apr, 26, 2015: 9,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 380 people (3.91%) have Aggression.
Time on Ritalin when people have Aggression * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of Aggression when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Aggression ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (185 people, 48.68%)
- Depression (39 people, 10.26%)
- Bipolar disorder (29 people, 7.63%)
- Psychomotor hyperactivity (21 people, 5.53%)
- Anxiety (13 people, 3.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Concerta (75 people, 19.74%)
- Ritalin la (65 people, 17.11%)
- Paxil (50 people, 13.16%)
- Risperdal (47 people, 12.37%)
- Strattera (38 people, 10.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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In the evening he has a hard time doing as he is told. He will just say no and get so worked up that he is out of control. he also has trouble with transitions, we give him lots of time and let him know what is coming but he sometimes just can't switch gears and move on, then he gets so upset that he is out of control
From this study (2 years ago):
My son is more aggressive in the last few weeks and is not doing well at school
From this study (3 years ago):
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