Could Ritalin cause 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 . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. 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 Ritalin 15,993 users)
Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, dementia (latest reports from 18,313 Dementia patients).
On Dec, 24, 2016
13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 30 people (0.22%) have Dementia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have Dementia *:
- < 1 month: 50 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 50 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 83.33 %
- male: 16.67 %
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, 43.33%)
- Hepatitis C (3 people, 10.00%)
- Depression (3 people, 10.00%)
- Narcolepsy (2 people, 6.67%)
- Hyperthyroidism (2 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Ativan (15 people, 50.00%)
- Simvastatin (14 people, 46.67%)
- Norvasc (14 people, 46.67%)
- Lovastatin (14 people, 46.67%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (14 people, 46.67%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (19 people, 63.33%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (18 people, 60.00%)
- Depression (18 people, 60.00%)
- Weakness (17 people, 56.67%)
- Fall (17 people, 56.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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