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Review: could Ritalin cause Parkinsons (Parkinson's Disease)?

Summary: Parkinsons is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take medication Paxil, and have Depression.

We study 9,685 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Parkinsons. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinsons and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,196 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Trend of ritalin reports

Parkinsons

Parkinsons (latest reports from 24,072 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder.

Trend of Parkinsons reports

On Nov, 25, 2014: 9,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 22 people (0.23%) have Parkinsons.

Trend of Parkinsons in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Parkinsons * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Parkinsons when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Parkinsons33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Parkinsons when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Parkinsons0.00%4.35%0.00%26.09%0.00%4.35%60.87%4.35%

Severity of Parkinsons when taking Ritalin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Parkinsons ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (7 people, 31.82%)
  2. Insomnia (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Schizoaffective disorder (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Anxiety (3 people, 13.64%)
  5. Prostatomegaly (1 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil (6 people, 27.27%)
  2. Promethazine hcl (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Wellbutrin (6 people, 27.27%)
  4. Seroquel (6 people, 27.27%)
  5. Remeron (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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