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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 9,694 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,200 users)

Parkinsons

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

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 * :

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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 ** :

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How people recovered from Parkinsons ** :

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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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    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?
    Thank you.
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    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?
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  • I take 20mg of amitriptyline each notgh to help me sleep. i have just been diagnosed with parkinsons and need to takae azilect, whihc is an mao-b inhibotor, can i take them together
    Can I take both these tables together? My consultant said it was ok to take both
    but the Amitriptyline instructions say do not take with MAO-B inhibitors, Azilect is an MAO-B inhibitors
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    I would like to supplement the azilect I take with natural products that will hopefully keep my symptoms stable at least for as long as possible. I'm also very interested in finding out more about the benefit of stem cell therapy.
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    Just wondering if I have developed tolerance to ephedrine (quantified as a return of appetite) will the stimulant effects of concerta work on me
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