Ritalin and Dementia - from FDA reports
Dementia is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Hypercalcaemia of malignancy. This review analyzes which people have Dementia with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,710 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 12, 2017
15,710 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 31 people (0.2%) have Dementia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have Dementia *:
- < 1 month: 33.33 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 80.65 %
- male: 19.35 %
Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 4.17 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 8.33 %
- 50-59: 4.17 %
- 60+: 83.33 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (13 people, 41.94%)
- Narcolepsy (3 people, 9.68%)
- Hepatitis C (3 people, 9.68%)
- Depression (3 people, 9.68%)
- Hyperthyroidism (2 people, 6.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Ativan (15 people, 48.39%)
- Simvastatin (14 people, 45.16%)
- Norvasc (14 people, 45.16%)
- Lovastatin (14 people, 45.16%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (14 people, 45.16%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (19 people, 61.29%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (18 people, 58.06%)
- Depression (18 people, 58.06%)
- Weakness (17 people, 54.84%)
- Fall (17 people, 54.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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