Review: could Ritalin cause Dementia?
Summary: Dementia could be caused by Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Norvasc, and have Hypercalcaemia of malignancy.
We study 9,643 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.
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Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,124 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Ritalin include depression, fatigue, depression aggravated, fatigue aggravated, headache.
Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 42,229 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 30 people (0.32%) have Dementia. They amount to 0.07% of all the 44,458 people who have Dementia on eHealthMe.
Time on Ritalin when people have Dementia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of Dementia when taking Ritalin ** :
How people recovered from Dementia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (12 people, 40.00%)
- Depression (3 people, 10.00%)
- Hepatitis c (3 people, 10.00%)
- Hyperthyroidism (2 people, 6.67%)
- Narcolepsy (2 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Norvasc (14 people, 46.67%)
- Ativan (13 people, 43.33%)
- Simvastatin (13 people, 43.33%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (13 people, 43.33%)
- Lovastatin (13 people, 43.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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