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 12,650 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 401 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 15,967 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 38,457 Aggression patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

12,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 401 people (3.17%) have Aggression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Aggression?

Time on Ritalin when people have Aggression *:

  • < 1 month: 35.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.92 %
  • 10+ years: 3.92 %

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 20.46 %
  • male: 79.54 %

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 2.8 %
  • 2-9: 32.3 %
  • 10-19: 35.4 %
  • 20-29: 7.45 %
  • 30-39: 9.01 %
  • 40-49: 7.45 %
  • 50-59: 3.42 %
  • 60+: 2.17 %

Severity of Aggression **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Concerta (53 people, 13.22%)
  • Paxil (44 people, 10.97%)
  • Risperdal (42 people, 10.47%)
  • Strattera (33 people, 8.23%)
  • Seroquel (33 people, 8.23%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (43 people, 10.72%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Agitation (79 people, 19.70%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (71 people, 17.71%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (67 people, 16.71%)
  • Depression (62 people, 15.46%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (59 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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