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Review: could Ritalin cause Chemotherapy?

Summary: Chemotherapy is reported only by a few people who take Ritalin.

We study 9,715 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Chemotherapy. Find out below who they are, when they have Chemotherapy and more.

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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 11,225 Ritalin users)


Chemotherapy has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, menopause, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms. (latest reports from 8,389 Chemotherapy patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 9,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 3 people (0.03%) have Chemotherapy.

Trend of Chemotherapy in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Chemotherapy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Chemotherapy when taking Ritalin * :


Age of people who have Chemotherapy when taking Ritalin * :


Severity of Chemotherapy when taking Ritalin ** :


How people recovered from Chemotherapy ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (3 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hormone replacement therapy (3 people, 100.00%)
  3. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (3 people, 100.00%)
  4. Menstrual disorder (2 people, 66.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin (3 people, 100.00%)
  2. Effexor (3 people, 100.00%)
  3. Zoloft (3 people, 100.00%)
  4. Serzone (3 people, 100.00%)
  5. Estraderm (3 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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