Review: could Ritalin cause Crohn's Disease?


Summary

Crohn's disease is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Accutane, and have Acne . We study 9,855 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,164 users)

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with fever, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea, injection site pain (latest reports from 73,220 Crohn's disease patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

9,855 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 60 people (0.61%) have Crohn's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Crohn's disease?

Time on Ritalin when people have Crohn's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Crohn's Disease when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 44.07 %
  • male: 55.93 %

Age of people who have Crohn's Disease when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 73.58 %
  • 20-29: 7.55 %
  • 30-39: 1.89 %
  • 40-49: 3.77 %
  • 50-59: 1.89 %
  • 60+: 11.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (31 people)
  • Depression (7 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (6 people)
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (3 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Accutane (34 people)
  • Adderall 10 (16 people)
  • Methylphenidate Hcl (15 people)
  • Dextrostat (15 people)
  • Dexedrine (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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