Ritalin and Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) - from FDA reports


Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are 30-39 old also take medication Xyrem, and have Narcolepsy. This review analyzes which people have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,710 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 14, 2017

15,710 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 6 people (0.04%) have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (pcos)

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Age of people who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (pcos) when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 100 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (5 people, 83.33%)
  • Cataplexy (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Pain (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Constipation (1 person, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (5 people, 83.33%)
  • Nuvigil (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Proscar (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Mirena (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Klonopin (1 person, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Weight Increased (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Sinusitis (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Application Site Excoriation (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Anaemia (1 person, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 18,184 users)

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