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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 9,700 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 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 11,211 Ritalin users)

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 75,759 Crohn's disease patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 9,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 52 people (0.54%) have Crohn's Disease.

Trend of Crohn's disease in Ritalin reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Crohn's disease100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Crohn's disease45.76%54.24%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Crohn's disease0.00%0.00%73.58%5.66%1.89%3.77%1.89%13.21%

Severity of Crohn's disease when taking Ritalin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Crohn's disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (35 people, 67.31%)
  2. Depression (14 people, 26.92%)
  3. Metastases to bone (6 people, 11.54%)
  4. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (3 people, 5.77%)
  5. Crohn's disease (1 people, 1.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (41 people, 78.85%)
  2. Adderall 10 (22 people, 42.31%)
  3. Prozac (16 people, 30.77%)
  4. Methylphenidate hcl (15 people, 28.85%)
  5. Dextrostat (15 people, 28.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My son had encopresis until the age of 13. Now he's 22 and just been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Could the many years of the encopresis have caused this?
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    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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