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 9,715 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 11,225 Ritalin users)
Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 23,567 Irritability patients)
On Apr, 4, 2015: 9,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 156 people (1.61%) have Irritability.
Time on Ritalin when people have Irritability * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of Irritability when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Irritability ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (89 people, 57.05%)
- Depression (19 people, 12.18%)
- Pain (13 people, 8.33%)
- Bipolar disorder (12 people, 7.69%)
- Osteoporosis (8 people, 5.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ritalin la (36 people, 23.08%)
- Prozac (31 people, 19.87%)
- Ritalin-sr (21 people, 13.46%)
- Paxil (20 people, 12.82%)
- Neurontin (20 people, 12.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Prozac, Concerta for a 11-year old boy with Anxiety, Add. The patient has Nail Picking
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- A study of drug interactions between Flonase, Biotin for a 25-year old woman with Allergy, Healthy Hair And Nails, As Well As Energy Production,. The patient has Constipation, Blurred Vision, Fatigue, Irritability, Missed Periods, Cramps - Leg, Headache
- A study of drug interactions between Tenex, Adderall 20, Prozac for a 45-year old woman with Aggression, Add, Major Depression. The patient has Irritability, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain
Recent Ritalin related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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