Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette syndrome?
We study 9,671 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 (latest outcomes from 11,162 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Tourette syndrome (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics) (latest reports from 2,662 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, gilles de la tourette syndrome, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress and anxiety.
On Aug, 19, 2014: 9,667 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 20 people (0.21%) have Tourette Syndrome. They amount to 0.75% of all the 2,663 people who have Tourette Syndrome on eHealthMe.
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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