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Review: could Ritalin cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?





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 Metastases to bone.

We study 9,694 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 363 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 11,200 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 9,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 363 people (3.74%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath50.00%7.69%3.85%3.85%30.77%0.00%3.85%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath56.46%43.54%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%4.97%10.82%11.99%12.57%14.04%20.18%25.44%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (55 people, 15.15%)
  2. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (49 people, 13.50%)
  3. Depression (32 people, 8.82%)
  4. Anxiety (30 people, 8.26%)
  5. Migraine (21 people, 5.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (97 people, 26.72%)
  2. Neurontin (75 people, 20.66%)
  3. Aredia (64 people, 17.63%)
  4. Protonix (61 people, 16.80%)
  5. Ambien (56 people, 15.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
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