Review: could Ritalin cause Stomach upset (Nausea and vomiting)?
Summary: Stomach upset 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 Prilosec, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We study 9,700 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 351 have Stomach upset. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach upset 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 11,211 Ritalin users)
Stomach upset has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, type 2 diabetes, depression, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 142,442 Stomach upset patients)
On Jan, 21, 2015: 9,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 351 people (3.62%) have Stomach Upset.
Time on Ritalin when people have Stomach upset * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stomach upset||38.30%||23.40%||6.38%||10.64%||12.77%||4.26%||4.26% |
Gender of people who have Stomach upset when taking Ritalin * :
|Stomach upset||50.52%||49.48% |
Age of people who have Stomach upset when taking Ritalin * :
|Stomach upset||0.00%||13.76%||17.43%||13.15%||7.34%||10.70%||12.54%||25.08% |
Severity of Stomach upset when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Stomach upset||0.00%||88.89%||11.11%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Stomach upset ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Stomach upset||33.33%||33.33%||33.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (92 people, 26.21%)
- Pain (40 people, 11.40%)
- Depression (31 people, 8.83%)
- Anxiety (23 people, 6.55%)
- Metastases to bone (21 people, 5.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (62 people, 17.66%)
- Oxycontin (58 people, 16.52%)
- Neurontin (53 people, 15.10%)
- Prozac (50 people, 14.25%)
- Zometa (48 people, 13.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I wonder if Concerta is now giving me a bleed or is this normal naturally?
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i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
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