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Review: could Ritalin cause Ocd (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)?
We study 9,685 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 (latest outcomes from 11,175 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Ocd (obsessive-compulsive disorder) (latest reports from 34,701 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, depression, pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
On Oct, 26, 2014: 9,675 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 61 people (0.63%) have Ocd.
Time on Ritalin when people have Ocd * :
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Gender of people who have Ocd when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have Ocd when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of Ocd when taking Ritalin ** :
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How people recovered from Ocd ** :
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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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