Ritalin and 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. This review analyzes which people have Aggression with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 13,600 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 06, 2017

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: 30.91 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.82 %
  • 10+ years: 5.45 %

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 Behavior (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.

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