Ritalin and Tourette syndrome - from FDA reports
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.
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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 (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:
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.
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