Review: could Ritalin cause Pain - muscles?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 9,490 people who take Ritalin. Among them, 118 have Pain - muscles. See who they are, when they have Pain - muscles and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,097 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Ritalin include depression, fatigue, depression aggravated, fatigue aggravated, nausea.
Pain - muscles
Pain - muscles (muscle pain) (latest reports from 494,080 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 9, 2014: 9,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 118 people (1.28%) 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||56.92%||43.08% |
Age of people who have Pain - muscles when taking Ritalin * :
|Pain - muscles||0.00%||0.94%||4.72%||18.87%||7.55%||17.92%||39.62%||10.38% |
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, 16.10%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (18 people, 15.25%)
- Anxiety (17 people, 14.41%)
- Pain (17 people, 14.41%)
- Migraine (16 people, 13.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (35 people, 29.66%)
- Buspar (33 people, 27.97%)
- Prilosec (31 people, 26.27%)
- Prozac (29 people, 24.58%)
- Wellbutrin (23 people, 19.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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