Review: could Ritalin cause Cough?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 9,490 people who take Ritalin. Among them, 131 have Cough. See who they are, when they have Cough and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,097 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy, depression. Commonly reported side effects of Ritalin include depression, fatigue, depression aggravated, fatigue aggravated, nausea.
Cough (latest reports from 469,241 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 9,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 130 people (1.41%) have Cough.
Time on Ritalin when people have Cough * :
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How people recovered from Cough ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (18 people, 13.85%)
- Depression (15 people, 11.54%)
- Pain (10 people, 7.69%)
- Ill-defined disorder (6 people, 4.62%)
- Anxiety (5 people, 3.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prozac (28 people, 21.54%)
- Oxycontin (22 people, 16.92%)
- Zoloft (21 people, 16.15%)
- Protonix (19 people, 14.62%)
- Compazine (17 people, 13.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I'm not depressed. I struggle to stay on task when I work alone. My personality, being an INFP, probably plays a role in this, but it has seemed worse this year almost continually. College grades have been effected by this. The coughing is not caused by allergies; I had an ENT doctor run tests to rule this out. He also referred me and I had an scan done of my face- all normal. I went through NEXALIN therapy recently (this week was the last of it) and my coughing has subsided, albeit temporarily since it even happened once or twice today. I have sluggish/lethargic/amotivational/unfocused behavior. I'm struggling to make up for it during these last two (really one) weeks of the fall semester.I am only taking two classes (withdrew from one, taking again in spring). I don't work. I get 8-9 of sleep almost consistently and I go to bed by or before around 11:00pm usually (only staying up for assignments on occasional, but then mostly catching back up and being regular with sleep again). I don't smoke, I don't drink. I am skinny, take multivitamins. When I am sitting up in a chair by myself (even with other people around) I get lost in thought and lose time. Maybe I am overdosed on Concerta. I take 72mg daily all week. Half a circle tablet of Zoloft daily all week (I am not sure how much that is and I didn't look it up, my apologies). I am often mentally active, just not with good focus or direction and then I sometimes get into a daze and feel overwhelmed and can't get work done. I think it might be due either to Concerta overdose, or actually, due to Concerta not working. I have been on this dose amount for over a year, maybe over three years. I have been on Concerta in total for more than three years, and other medications before it (Adderal, Vyvanse, Ritalin, since I was around 6-7 years old, so my body is no stranger to these medications).
Jennifer on Nov, 27, 2012:
I forgot to include that I have been taking Clonodine every night for the past year or two. That was in hope of reducing the cough. It helped a bit for alittle while. Now that I think about it, the cough started around spring in 2009 or 2010 (I'd have to see when I took a physics class, I had the cough excessively at night during that class... I had a terrible case of something similar to strep during the holiday before then, I suspect something happened to me, or maybe not, I don't know).
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