Could Ritalin cause 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 - 6 months, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,650 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 176 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 15,967 users)

Irritability

Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, hepatitis c, pain, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 37,102 Irritability patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

12,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 176 people (1.39%) have Irritability


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Irritability?

Time on Ritalin when people have Irritability *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.38 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 44 %
  • male: 56 %

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 1.59 %
  • 2-9: 14.29 %
  • 10-19: 23.81 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 15.08 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 5.56 %
  • 60+: 7.94 %

Severity of Irritability **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (29 people, 16.48%)
  • Wellbutrin (22 people, 12.50%)
  • Neurontin (16 people, 9.09%)
  • Paxil (15 people, 8.52%)
  • Fosamax (14 people, 7.95%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Ritalin, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (26 people, 14.77%)
  • Narcolepsy (14 people, 7.95%)
  • Pain (10 people, 5.68%)
  • Osteoporosis (10 people, 5.68%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (9 people, 5.11%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Depression (57 people, 32.39%)
  • Insomnia (50 people, 28.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (47 people, 26.70%)
  • Fatigue (41 people, 23.30%)
  • Aggression (39 people, 22.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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