Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette syndrome (Gilles de la Tourette syndrome)?
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 9,717 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,227 Ritalin 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, obsessive-compulsive disorder, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 975 Tourette syndrome patients)
On May, 22, 2015: 9,717 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 20 people (0.21%) have Tourette Syndrome.
Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Tourette syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin * :
|Tourette syndrome||9.52%||90.48% |
Age of people who have Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin * :
|Tourette syndrome||52.94%||23.53%||5.88%||0.00%||17.65%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin ** :
How people recovered from Tourette syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (13 people, 65.00%)
- Psychomotor hyperactivity (3 people, 15.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (2 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Pristiq (8 people, 40.00%)
- Omega 3, 6, 9 (8 people, 40.00%)
- Zopiclone (3 people, 15.00%)
- Mometasone furoate (3 people, 15.00%)
- Ritalin-sr (3 people, 15.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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