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Review: could Ritalin cause Crohn's disease?

We study 9,658 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 (latest outcomes from 11,149 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) (latest reports from 157,963 patients) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 9,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 52 people (0.54%) have Crohn's Disease. They amount to 0.03% of all the 157,884 people who have Crohn's Disease on eHealthMe.

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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