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Review: could Ritalin cause Irritability?





Summary: Irritability is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ritalin la, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 9,694 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 156 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability 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)

Irritability

Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.(latest reports from Irritability 23,359 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 9,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 156 people (1.61%) have Irritability.

Trend of Irritability in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Irritability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritability26.67%33.33%20.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Irritability33.64%66.36%

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritability1.20%21.69%29.52%6.63%16.87%18.67%3.01%2.41%

Severity of Irritability when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritability25.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irritability ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irritability0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (89 people, 57.05%)
  2. Depression (19 people, 12.18%)
  3. Pain (13 people, 8.33%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (12 people, 7.69%)
  5. Osteoporosis (8 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ritalin la (36 people, 23.08%)
  2. Prozac (31 people, 19.87%)
  3. Ritalin-sr (21 people, 13.46%)
  4. Paxil (20 people, 12.82%)
  5. Neurontin (20 people, 12.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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