Review: could Ritalin cause Dementia?
Summary: Dementia is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Norvasc, and have Hypercalcaemia of malignancy.
We study 9,709 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,216 Ritalin users)
Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 12,434 Dementia patients)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 9,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 30 people (0.31%) have Dementia.
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%)
- Narcolepsy (2 people, 6.67%)
- Hyperthyroidism (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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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?
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