Ritalin and Crohn's disease - from FDA reports


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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Accutane, and have Acne . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 62 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 hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 16,007 users)

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, acne, pain, high blood pressure (latest reports from 156,155 Crohn's disease patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 62 people (0.46%) 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: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 39.34 %
  • male: 60.66 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 63.46 %
  • 20-29: 5.77 %
  • 30-39: 3.85 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 5.77 %
  • 60+: 13.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (37 people, 59.68%)
  • Metastases To Bone (7 people, 11.29%)
  • Depression (7 people, 11.29%)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (6 people, 9.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 4.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Accutane (42 people, 67.74%)
  • Adderall 10 (16 people, 25.81%)
  • Dextrostat (15 people, 24.19%)
  • Dexedrine (15 people, 24.19%)
  • Prozac (10 people, 16.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (42 people, 67.74%)
  • Intestinal Haemorrhage (33 people, 53.23%)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder (31 people, 50.00%)
  • Rectal Haemorrhage (29 people, 46.77%)
  • Depression (27 people, 43.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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