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Related topic: Ritalin, Gynecomastia

Review: could Ritalin cause Gynecomastia?

Summary: Gynecomastia could be caused by Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, and have Adhd.

We study 9,643 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Gynecomastia and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,124 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast) (latest reports from 144 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure, arrhythmias, autism.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Gynecomastia. They amount to 0.72% of all the 138 people who have Gynecomastia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gynecomastia in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Gynecomastia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gynecomastia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Gynecomastia when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Gynecomastia0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Gynecomastia when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gynecomastia0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Gynecomastia when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gynecomastia0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Gynecomastia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gynecomastia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Adhd (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

n/a

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    jwill621 on Apr, 1, 2014:

    It is called gynecomastia I have the same thing mine was caused by kadian, I proved it well enough to have it added onto my workers compensation claim

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