Could Ritalin cause Parkinsons - from FDA reports


Summary

Parkinsons is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Paxil, and have Depression . We study 12,649 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 25 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 15,967 users)

Parkinsons

Parkinsons has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 37,833 Parkinsons patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

12,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 25 people (0.2%) have Parkinsons


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Parkinsons?

Time on Ritalin when people have Parkinsons *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Parkinsons when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 30.43 %
  • male: 69.57 %

Age of people who have Parkinsons when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.26 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 10.53 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.26 %
  • 50-59: 63.16 %
  • 60+: 15.79 %

Severity of Parkinsons **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paxil (7 people, 28.00%)
  • Wellbutrin (6 people, 24.00%)
  • Seroquel (6 people, 24.00%)
  • Remeron (6 people, 24.00%)
  • Risperdal (5 people, 20.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Schizoaffective Disorder (5 people, 20.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 16.00%)
  • Insomnia (2 people, 8.00%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Extrapyramidal Disorder (10 people, 40.00%)
  • Gait Disturbance (9 people, 36.00%)
  • Tremor (8 people, 32.00%)
  • Paraesthesia (7 people, 28.00%)
  • Dizziness (6 people, 24.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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