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Review: could Ritalin cause Parkinsons?

Summary: Parkinsons could be caused by Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Paxil, and have Depression.

We study 9,646 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 11,124 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Parkinsons

Parkinsons (latest reports from 60,255 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 9,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 22 people (0.23%) have Parkinsons. They amount to 0.04% of all the 61,179 people who have Parkinsons on eHealthMe.

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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