Ritalin and Bipolar disorder - from FDA reports


Summary

Bipolar disorder is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 125 have Bipolar disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Bipolar disorder 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 16,011 users)

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) has been reported by people with bipolar disorder, depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 61,789 Bipolar disorder patients).

On Feb, 08, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 125 people (0.92%) have Bipolar Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Bipolar disorder?

Time on Ritalin when people have Bipolar Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 65 %

Gender of people who have Bipolar Disorder when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 41.94 %
  • male: 58.06 %

Age of people who have Bipolar Disorder when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.76 %
  • 10-19: 22.97 %
  • 20-29: 12.16 %
  • 30-39: 6.76 %
  • 40-49: 24.32 %
  • 50-59: 27.03 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (42 people, 33.60%)
  • Sleep Disorder (11 people, 8.80%)
  • Pain (10 people, 8.00%)
  • Narcolepsy (10 people, 8.00%)
  • Depression (9 people, 7.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (26 people, 20.80%)
  • Prozac (21 people, 16.80%)
  • Wellbutrin (14 people, 11.20%)
  • Zoloft (13 people, 10.40%)
  • Ambien (12 people, 9.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Feeling Abnormal (33 people, 26.40%)
  • Depression (32 people, 25.60%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (26 people, 20.80%)
  • Learning Disability (24 people, 19.20%)
  • Disability (23 people, 18.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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