Review: could Ritalin cause Chest Tightness Or Pressure?


Chest tightness or pressure is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 9,660 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 409 have Chest tightness or pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest tightness or pressure and more.

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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 12,382 users)

Chest Tightness Or Pressure

Chest tightness or pressure has been reported by people with vanishing bile duct syndrome, fever, drowsiness, osteoarthritis, heart palpitations (latest reports from 154,013 Chest tightness or pressure patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

9,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 409 people (4.23%) have Chest Tightness Or Pressure

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Chest tightness or pressure?

Time on Ritalin when people have Chest Tightness Or Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.86 %

Gender of people who have Chest Tightness Or Pressure when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 53.73 %
  • male: 46.27 %

Age of people who have Chest Tightness Or Pressure when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.16 %
  • 10-19: 12.61 %
  • 20-29: 10.03 %
  • 30-39: 14.04 %
  • 40-49: 19.48 %
  • 50-59: 19.2 %
  • 60+: 19.48 %

Severity if Chest Tightness Or Pressure when taking Ritalin **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 37.5 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Chest Tightness Or Pressure **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (62 people)
  • Anxiety (37 people)
  • Pain (36 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (27 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (69 people)
  • Ambien (63 people)
  • Aredia (58 people)
  • Zoloft (54 people)
  • Prozac (51 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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