Ritalin and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 517 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath 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 16,014 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 284,014 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 517 people (3.8%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Ritalin when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 37.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 61.42 %
  • male: 38.58 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.27 %
  • 10-19: 9.72 %
  • 20-29: 12.56 %
  • 30-39: 11.61 %
  • 40-49: 14.69 %
  • 50-59: 20.62 %
  • 60+: 26.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (70 people, 13.54%)
  • Metastases To Bone (60 people, 11.61%)
  • Depression (47 people, 9.09%)
  • Narcolepsy (41 people, 7.93%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (39 people, 7.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (112 people, 21.66%)
  • Neurontin (87 people, 16.83%)
  • Protonix (77 people, 14.89%)
  • Ambien (74 people, 14.31%)
  • Aredia (71 people, 13.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (174 people, 33.66%)
  • Chest Pain (146 people, 28.24%)
  • Headache (142 people, 27.47%)
  • Dizziness (134 people, 25.92%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (124 people, 23.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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