Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette's disorder?
This is a review of Tourette's disorder by studying 9,490 people who take Ritalin. We analyze: the time on Ritalin when people have Tourette's disorder, gender and age of these people, the severity of Tourette's disorder, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Ritalin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,097 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Ritalin include depression, fatigue, depression aggravated, fatigue aggravated, nausea.
Tourette's disorder (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics) (latest reports from 2,541 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, gilles de la tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 9,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 20 people (0.22%) have Tourette's Disorder.
Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette's disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Tourette's disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Tourette's disorder when taking Ritalin * :
|Tourette's disorder||9.52%||90.48% |
Age of people who have Tourette's disorder when taking Ritalin * :
|Tourette's disorder||52.94%||23.53%||5.88%||0.00%||17.65%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Tourette's disorder when taking Ritalin ** :
How people recovered from Tourette's disorder ** :
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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