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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 9,694 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

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain.(latest reports from Aggression 28,616 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 9,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 380 people (3.92%) have Aggression.

Trend of Aggression in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Aggression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Aggression40.30%13.43%10.45%14.93%14.93%2.99%2.99%

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Aggression15.45%84.55%

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Aggression2.07%36.64%34.33%5.30%6.45%7.37%4.61%3.23%

Severity of Aggression when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Aggression0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Aggression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Aggression100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (185 people, 48.68%)
  2. Depression (39 people, 10.26%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (29 people, 7.63%)
  4. Psychomotor hyperactivity (21 people, 5.53%)
  5. Anxiety (13 people, 3.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Concerta (75 people, 19.74%)
  2. Ritalin la (65 people, 17.11%)
  3. Paxil (50 people, 13.16%)
  4. Risperdal (47 people, 12.37%)
  5. Strattera (38 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
    A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
    Thank you.
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