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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 9,694 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 411 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 11,200 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 Chest tightness or pressure 136,216 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 9,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 411 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 pressure27.50%32.50%7.50%15.00%17.50%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Chest tightness or pressure53.16%46.84%

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%7.91%13.49%7.67%15.12%16.28%21.86%17.67%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest tightness or pressure9.09%63.64%18.18%9.09%

How people recovered from Chest tightness or pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chest tightness or pressure25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (72 people, 17.52%)
  2. Pain (49 people, 11.92%)
  3. Depression (40 people, 9.73%)
  4. Anxiety (35 people, 8.52%)
  5. Metastases to bone (33 people, 8.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (89 people, 21.65%)
  2. Zometa (81 people, 19.71%)
  3. Zoloft (70 people, 17.03%)
  4. Aredia (70 people, 17.03%)
  5. Ativan (68 people, 16.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Temporary Dementia Type Symptoms, and takes Ritalin)
    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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    (Asked by a 23 year old woman who has Drug Addiction, and takes Seroquel, Vivitrol, Ritalin)
    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
  • The appetite suppressant effects of ephedrine have worn off just starting concerta will it suppress my appetite?
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who takes Concerta)
    Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
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    (Asked by a 17 year old boy who has Chest Pain, Aura, and takes Triamcinolone)
    Started noticing slight chest pain, small tension like headaches and auras after a year and half, did not apply everyday, maybe on average once ever week or two for a year and a half
  • Can you split the tablet of limitical 200mg?
    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Sweating - Excessive, and takes Ritalin La)
    I have taken 150mg or 200mg of lamitical for 25 years. I am now spliting the 200 tablet in half to make 300mg. Started sweating big time.

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