Ritalin and Chest tightness or pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

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 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 509 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

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 16,011 users)

Chest Tightness Or Pressure

Chest tightness or pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis (latest reports from 195,952 Chest tightness or pressure patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 509 people (3.74%) 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: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 53.71 %
  • male: 46.29 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.98 %
  • 10-19: 14.83 %
  • 20-29: 9.81 %
  • 30-39: 13.16 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 18.9 %
  • 60+: 19.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (86 people, 16.90%)
  • Pain (43 people, 8.45%)
  • Depression (41 people, 8.06%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (40 people, 7.86%)
  • Narcolepsy (28 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (73 people, 14.34%)
  • Ambien (70 people, 13.75%)
  • Aredia (60 people, 11.79%)
  • Zoloft (58 people, 11.39%)
  • Ativan (55 people, 10.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (146 people, 28.68%)
  • Fatigue (115 people, 22.59%)
  • Headache (103 people, 20.24%)
  • Pain (93 people, 18.27%)
  • Nausea (91 people, 17.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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