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. This review analyzes which people have Irritability with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,710 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 12, 2017

15,710 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 235 people (1.5%) have Irritability


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Irritability?

Time on Ritalin when people have Irritability *:

  • < 1 month: 35.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 44.21 %
  • male: 55.79 %

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 1.23 %
  • 2-9: 16.67 %
  • 10-19: 25.31 %
  • 20-29: 8.64 %
  • 30-39: 13.58 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 4.94 %
  • 60+: 7.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (82 people, 34.89%)
  • Depression (30 people, 12.77%)
  • Narcolepsy (23 people, 9.79%)
  • Pain (15 people, 6.38%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (11 people, 4.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (34 people, 14.47%)
  • Wellbutrin (22 people, 9.36%)
  • Strattera (21 people, 8.94%)
  • Neurontin (20 people, 8.51%)
  • Xyrem (19 people, 8.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (76 people, 32.34%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (62 people, 26.38%)
  • Insomnia (61 people, 25.96%)
  • Fatigue (50 people, 21.28%)
  • Aggression (46 people, 19.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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