Review: could Ritalin cause Bipolar Disorder?


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 11,856 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 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 14,976 users)

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, rashes, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 60,195 Bipolar disorder patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

11,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 110 people (0.93%) have Bipolar Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Bipolar disorder?

Time on Ritalin when people have Bipolar Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.53 %
  • 10+ years: 63.16 %

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

  • female: 40.37 %
  • male: 59.63 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.08 %
  • 10-19: 23.08 %
  • 20-29: 12.31 %
  • 30-39: 9.23 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 29.23 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Bipolar Disorder when taking Ritalin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Bipolar Disorder **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (36 people, 32.73%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (14 people, 12.73%)
  • Sleep Disorder (11 people, 10.00%)
  • Pain (11 people, 10.00%)
  • Depression (10 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (23 people, 20.91%)
  • Prozac (20 people, 18.18%)
  • Wellbutrin (14 people, 12.73%)
  • Zoloft (13 people, 11.82%)
  • Benadryl (12 people, 10.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Feeling Abnormal (32 people, 29.09%)
  • Depression (32 people, 29.09%)
  • Learning Disability (24 people, 21.82%)
  • Disability (23 people, 20.91%)
  • Mental Disorder (22 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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