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Review: could Ritalin cause Frequent or urgent urination?





Summary: Frequent or urgent urination is reported only by a few people who take Ritalin.

We study 9,694 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Frequent or urgent urination. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent or urgent urination and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

Frequent or urgent urination

Frequent or urgent urination has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Frequent or urgent urination 392 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 9,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 2 people (0.02%) have Frequent Or Urgent Urination.

Trend of Frequent or urgent urination in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Frequent or urgent urination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Frequent or urgent urination50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Frequent or urgent urination when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Frequent or urgent urination100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Frequent or urgent urination when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Frequent or urgent urination0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Frequent or urgent urination when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Frequent or urgent urination0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Frequent or urgent urination ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Frequent or urgent urination100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Add (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Nerve pain (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Drugs to keep at home (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Muscle spasms (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Neurontin (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Vicodin (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Baclofen (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Kadian (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Could ritalin cause temporary dementia in elderly
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Temporary Dementia Type Symptoms, and takes Ritalin)
    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?
    Thank you.
  • What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
    (Asked by a 23 year old woman who has Drug Addiction, and takes Seroquel, Vivitrol, Ritalin)
    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
  • The appetite suppressant effects of ephedrine have worn off just starting concerta will it suppress my appetite?
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who takes Concerta)
    Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
  • I use levothroxine can i develop overactive bladder with continued use? (4 answers)
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Frequent Or Urgent Urination, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
    I seeing A new doctor about 5 years ago. The drug I had been using before was from an animal source. New doctor prescribes Levothyroxine and I began taking it as prescribed and gradually the frequency and volume of urine increased until I would get up from sleep in the middle of my sleep cycle to urinate until once I urinated a large volume and returned to bed, the urge was still urgent and I urinated again, same large volume and urgency. When I asked my doctor if I could go back to my original normal thyroid medicine, and he seemed very offended, citing his fourteen years spent in school to become a doctor and he would not change it because of some "2 lines on the internet" My daughter knew about my misery,researched and found a site that stated continued people who use Levothyroxine will cause overactive bladder. I have gone to the site but cannot find a concise statement there. Otherwise, I like this doctor. I was shocked and dumbstruck. I went to a very thorough urologist. e was patient and told me that it worked for most people but he had a few patients that it did not help. He is affiliated with the same practice as my primary care physician. I would like some "official" statement that will convince him that this is true. Otherwise, it will be necessary for me to find another doctor who does believe his/her patient.
  • Can you split the tablet of limitical 200mg?
    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Sweating - Excessive, and takes Ritalin La)
    I have taken 150mg or 200mg of lamitical for 25 years. I am now spliting the 200 tablet in half to make 300mg. Started sweating big time.

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