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Review: could Ritalin cause Aggression?

We study 9,671 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 (latest outcomes from 11,162 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Aggression

Aggression (latest reports from 161,050 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 9,667 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 380 people (3.93%) have Aggression. They amount to 0.24% of all the 160,943 people who have Aggression on eHealthMe.

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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  • My son is more aggressive in the last few weeks and is not doing well at school

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