Ritalin and Low blood sugar - from FDA reports


Summary

Low blood sugar is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 49 have Low blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood sugar 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)

Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes (latest reports from 30,529 Low blood sugar patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 49 people (0.36%) 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: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 44.68 %
  • male: 55.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 9.68 %
  • 10-19: 6.45 %
  • 20-29: 3.23 %
  • 30-39: 32.26 %
  • 40-49: 32.26 %
  • 50-59: 12.9 %
  • 60+: 3.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Insomnia (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 8.16%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 8.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (12 people, 24.49%)
  • Synthroid (11 people, 22.45%)
  • Xanax (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Lipitor (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Zyprexa (7 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Fatigue (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Convulsion (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Weight Decreased (8 people, 16.33%)
  • Consciousness - Decreased (8 people, 16.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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