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Review: could Ritalin cause Ocd?

Summary: Ocd could be caused by Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zoloft, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 9,646 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Ocd. Find out below who they are, when they have Ocd and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,124 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Ocd

Ocd (obsessive-compulsive disorder) (latest reports from 33,832 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 61 people (0.64%) have Ocd. They amount to 0.18% of all the 33,763 people who have Ocd on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ocd in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Ocd * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ocd18.18%27.27%9.09%9.09%27.27%9.09%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ocd when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Ocd28.38%71.62%

Age of people who have Ocd when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ocd17.31%25.00%9.62%11.54%13.46%3.85%3.85%15.38%

Severity of Ocd when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ocd0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ocd ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ocd0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (30 people, 49.18%)
  2. Depression (11 people, 18.03%)
  3. Pain (6 people, 9.84%)
  4. Gingival infection (6 people, 9.84%)
  5. Psychotic disorder (6 people, 9.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (16 people, 26.23%)
  2. Wellbutrin (15 people, 24.59%)
  3. Seroquel (11 people, 18.03%)
  4. Amoxicillin (10 people, 16.39%)
  5. Ritalin-sr (10 people, 16.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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