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Review: could Ritalin cause Cough?

Summary: Cough is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

We study 9,700 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 132 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough 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 11,211 Ritalin users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,650 Cough patients)

On Dec, 30, 2014: 9,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 131 people (1.35%) have Cough.

Trend of Cough in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough7.14%0.00%42.86%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Cough57.25%42.75%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.00%15.08%7.14%5.56%3.17%21.43%23.02%24.60%

Severity of Cough when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (19 people, 14.50%)
  2. Depression (15 people, 11.45%)
  3. Pain (10 people, 7.63%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (6 people, 4.58%)
  5. Anxiety (5 people, 3.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prozac (28 people, 21.37%)
  2. Oxycontin (22 people, 16.79%)
  3. Zoloft (21 people, 16.03%)
  4. Protonix (19 people, 14.50%)
  5. Miacalcin (17 people, 12.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    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?
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