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 9,717 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 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 11,227 Ritalin users)
Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 12,438 Dementia patients)
On Apr, 30, 2015: 9,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 30 people (0.31%) have Dementia.
Time on Ritalin when people have Dementia * :
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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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