Review: could Ritalin cause Ocd (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)?
Summary: Ocd is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zoloft, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We study 9,709 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,216 Ritalin users)
Ocd (obsessive-compulsive disorder) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, depression, pain, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 8,920 Ocd patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 9,705 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 61 people (0.63%) have Ocd.
Time on Ritalin when people have Ocd * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Ocd when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have Ocd when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of Ocd when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Ocd ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (30 people, 49.18%)
- Depression (11 people, 18.03%)
- Pain (6 people, 9.84%)
- Gingival infection (6 people, 9.84%)
- Psychotic disorder (6 people, 9.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zoloft (16 people, 26.23%)
- Wellbutrin (15 people, 24.59%)
- Seroquel (11 people, 18.03%)
- Ritalin-sr (10 people, 16.39%)
- Amoxicillin (10 people, 16.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Could ritalin cause temporary dementia in elderly
I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
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5mg mph, and a few hits off a joint and I go from functioning at around 60%(my baseline), right up to what feels like 100%, no anxiety, no worries. I can plan, my behavior is no longer dictated by my emotions. It's nothing short of incredible. My DX is C-PTSD (scored a 10 on the ACE).
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