Ritalin and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xyrem, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This review analyzes which people have Depression 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, 03, 2017

15,710 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 1,013 people (6.45%) have Depression


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Could Ritalin cause Depression?

Time on Ritalin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 24.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.19 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 52.1 %
  • male: 47.9 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 1.14 %
  • 2-9: 3.86 %
  • 10-19: 19.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.14 %
  • 30-39: 10.57 %
  • 40-49: 21.29 %
  • 50-59: 20.14 %
  • 60+: 11.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (229 people, 22.61%)
  • Narcolepsy (152 people, 15.00%)
  • Pain (93 people, 9.18%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (73 people, 7.21%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (71 people, 7.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (153 people, 15.10%)
  • Prozac (148 people, 14.61%)
  • Zoloft (131 people, 12.93%)
  • Wellbutrin (118 people, 11.65%)
  • Klonopin (94 people, 9.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (356 people, 35.14%)
  • Fatigue (226 people, 22.31%)
  • Insomnia (172 people, 16.98%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (158 people, 15.60%)
  • Headache (153 people, 15.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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