Review: could Ritalin cause Pain - muscles (Muscle aches)?
Summary: Pain - muscles is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have Depression.
We study 9,705 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 have Pain - muscles. Find out below who they are, when they have Pain - muscles 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 11,211 Ritalin users)
Pain - muscles
Pain - muscles (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,444 Pain - muscles patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 9,705 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 130 people (1.34%) have Pain - Muscles.
Time on Ritalin when people have Pain - muscles * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Pain - muscles||33.33%||16.67%||16.67%||25.00%||8.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Pain - muscles when taking Ritalin * :
|Pain - muscles||58.57%||41.43% |
Age of people who have Pain - muscles when taking Ritalin * :
|Pain - muscles||0.00%||0.88%||4.39%||17.54%||7.02%||18.42%||42.11%||9.65% |
Severity of Pain - muscles when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Pain - muscles||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Pain - muscles ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Pain - muscles||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (19 people, 14.62%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (19 people, 14.62%)
- Pain (17 people, 13.08%)
- Anxiety (17 people, 13.08%)
- Migraine (16 people, 12.31%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (35 people, 26.92%)
- Buspar (33 people, 25.38%)
- Prilosec (31 people, 23.85%)
- Prozac (30 people, 23.08%)
- Wellbutrin (23 people, 17.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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