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Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette syndrome (Gilles de la Tourette syndrome)?

We study 9,685 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Tourette syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Tourette syndrome and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,175 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tourette syndrome

Tourette syndrome (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics) (latest reports from 2,678 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, gilles de la tourette syndrome, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 9,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 20 people (0.21%) have Tourette Syndrome.

Trend of Tourette syndrome in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tourette syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Tourette syndrome9.52%90.48%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tourette syndrome52.94%23.53%5.88%0.00%17.65%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Tourette syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (13 people, 65.00%)
  2. Psychomotor hyperactivity (3 people, 15.00%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pristiq (8 people, 40.00%)
  2. Omega 3, 6, 9 (8 people, 40.00%)
  3. Zopiclone (3 people, 15.00%)
  4. Mometasone furoate (3 people, 15.00%)
  5. Ritalin-sr (3 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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