Could Ritalin cause Parkinsons - from FDA reports
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 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 24 have Parkinsons. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinsons and more.
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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 15,993 users)
Parkinsons has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 37,847 Parkinsons patients).
On Dec, 20, 2016
13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 24 people (0.18%) have Parkinsons
Number of reports submitted per year:
Gender of people who have Parkinsons when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 27.27 %
- male: 72.73 %
Age of people who have Parkinsons when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 5.56 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 11.11 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 5.56 %
- 50-59: 61.11 %
- 60+: 16.67 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (8 people, 33.33%)
- Schizoaffective Disorder (5 people, 20.83%)
- Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 12.50%)
- Insomnia (2 people, 8.33%)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Wellbutrin (6 people, 25.00%)
- Seroquel (6 people, 25.00%)
- Remeron (6 people, 25.00%)
- Paxil (6 people, 25.00%)
- Risperdal (5 people, 20.83%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Extrapyramidal Disorder (10 people, 41.67%)
- Gait Disturbance (9 people, 37.50%)
- Tremor (8 people, 33.33%)
- Paraesthesia (7 people, 29.17%)
- Weight Increased (6 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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