Could Ritalin cause Aggression - from FDA reports


Summary

Aggression is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Concerta, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 462 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 15,993 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 38,463 Aggression patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 462 people (3.4%) have Aggression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Aggression?

Time on Ritalin when people have Aggression *:

  • < 1 month: 30.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.79 %
  • 10+ years: 5.36 %

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 21.51 %
  • male: 78.49 %

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 2.5 %
  • 2-9: 33.89 %
  • 10-19: 35.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.94 %
  • 30-39: 8.33 %
  • 40-49: 7.5 %
  • 50-59: 3.61 %
  • 60+: 2.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (175 people, 37.88%)
  • Depression (44 people, 9.52%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (20 people, 4.33%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 3.90%)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (17 people, 3.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Concerta (60 people, 12.99%)
  • Paxil (44 people, 9.52%)
  • Risperdal (43 people, 9.31%)
  • Strattera (39 people, 8.44%)
  • Seroquel (34 people, 7.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Agitation (98 people, 21.21%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (84 people, 18.18%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (71 people, 15.37%)
  • Drug Ineffective (68 people, 14.72%)
  • Depression (67 people, 14.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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