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Review: could Ritalin cause Chest tightness or pressure (Chest pain)?

Summary: Chest tightness or pressure is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

We study 9,709 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 412 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 11,216 Ritalin users)

Chest tightness or pressure

Chest tightness or pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 136,760 Chest tightness or pressure patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 9,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 412 people (4.24%) have Chest Tightness Or Pressure.

Trend of Chest tightness or pressure in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Chest tightness or pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chest tightness or pressure26.83%31.71%7.32%14.63%17.07%0.00%2.44%

Gender of people who have Chest tightness or pressure when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Chest tightness or pressure53.25%46.75%

Age of people who have Chest tightness or pressure when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chest tightness or pressure0.00%7.89%13.46%7.66%15.08%16.24%21.81%17.87%

Severity of Chest tightness or pressure when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest tightness or pressure8.33%58.33%25.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Chest tightness or pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chest tightness or pressure20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (72 people, 17.48%)
  2. Pain (49 people, 11.89%)
  3. Depression (40 people, 9.71%)
  4. Anxiety (35 people, 8.50%)
  5. Metastases to bone (33 people, 8.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (89 people, 21.60%)
  2. Zometa (81 people, 19.66%)
  3. Zoloft (70 people, 16.99%)
  4. Aredia (70 people, 16.99%)
  5. Ativan (68 people, 16.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
    A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
    Thank you.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • chest pain stops when I drink water

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

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