Ritalin and Tourette syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Tourette syndrome is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 0-1 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Pristiq, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 20 have Tourette syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Tourette syndrome and more.

What to expect?

If you take Ritalin and have Tourette syndrome, find out what symptoms you could have in 1 year or longer.

You are not alone!

Join a support group for people who take Ritalin and have Tourette syndrome

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>

Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 16,014 users)

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, gilles de la tourette syndrome, depression, stress and anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (latest reports from 1,580 Tourette syndrome patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 20 people (0.15%) have Tourette Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Tourette syndrome?

Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tourette Syndrome when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 10 %
  • male: 90 %

Age of people who have Tourette Syndrome when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 56.25 %
  • 2-9: 25.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (13 people, 65.00%)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (2 people, 10.00%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pristiq (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Effexor Xr (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Concerta (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Betaderm (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Benzamycin (3 people, 15.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abnormal Behavior (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Tic (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (9 people, 45.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin?

Browse all side effects of Ritalin

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Tourette syndrome

Tourette syndrome

Could your condition cause Tourette syndrome

Tourette syndrome

Related studies

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Ritalin, Tourette syndrome

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Ritalin, Tourette syndrome