Review: could Ritalin cause Low Blood Sugar?


Low blood sugar is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 9,856 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Low blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood sugar and more.

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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,122 users)

Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, blood glucose increased, weakness, blood glucose decreased (latest reports from 20,284 Low blood sugar patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

9,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 32 people (0.32%) have Low Blood Sugar

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Low blood sugar?

Time on Ritalin when people have Low Blood Sugar *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Low Blood Sugar when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 41.94 %
  • male: 58.06 %

Age of people who have Low Blood Sugar when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 10 %
  • 10-19: 5 %
  • 20-29: 5 %
  • 30-39: 40 %
  • 40-49: 20 %
  • 50-59: 15 %
  • 60+: 5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (8 people)
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (6 people)
  • Insomnia (5 people)
  • Nausea (4 people)
  • Hypersensitivity (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (9 people)
  • Lipitor (8 people)
  • Zyprexa (7 people)
  • Xanax (7 people)
  • Synthroid (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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