Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette's Disorder?


Tourette's disorder 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 Omega 3, 6, 9, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,643 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Tourette's disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Tourette's disorder 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 15,957 users)

Tourette's Disorder

Tourette's disorder (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 1,573 Tourette's disorder patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

12,643 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 15 people (0.12%) have Tourette's Disorder

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Tourette's disorder?

Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette's Disorder *:

  • < 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's Disorder when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Tourette's Disorder when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 81.82 %
  • 2-9: 9.09 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (13 people, 86.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pristiq (8 people, 53.33%)
  • Omega 3, 6, 9 (8 people, 53.33%)
  • Mometasone Furoate (3 people, 20.00%)
  • Effexor Xr (3 people, 20.00%)
  • Benzamycin (3 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (10 people, 66.67%)
  • Visual Impairment (9 people, 60.00%)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (9 people, 60.00%)
  • Foaming At Mouth (9 people, 60.00%)
  • Brain Injury (9 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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