Ritalin and Irritability - from FDA reports


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 month, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 219 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 16,011 users)

Irritability

Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, hepatitis c, pain, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 37,135 Irritability patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 219 people (1.61%) have Irritability


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Irritability?

Time on Ritalin when people have Irritability *:

  • < 1 month: 40.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 42.86 %
  • male: 57.14 %

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 1.29 %
  • 2-9: 16.77 %
  • 10-19: 26.45 %
  • 20-29: 9.03 %
  • 30-39: 14.19 %
  • 40-49: 21.29 %
  • 50-59: 3.87 %
  • 60+: 7.1 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (77 people, 35.16%)
  • Depression (26 people, 11.87%)
  • Narcolepsy (15 people, 6.85%)
  • Pain (14 people, 6.39%)
  • Osteoporosis (10 people, 4.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (33 people, 15.07%)
  • Wellbutrin (22 people, 10.05%)
  • Neurontin (20 people, 9.13%)
  • Strattera (19 people, 8.68%)
  • Fosamax (18 people, 8.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (72 people, 32.88%)
  • Insomnia (58 people, 26.48%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (56 people, 25.57%)
  • Fatigue (48 people, 21.92%)
  • Aggression (46 people, 21.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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