Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette's disorder?
Summary: 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 Pristiq, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
We study 9,694 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 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 11,200 users)
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, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, multiple myeloma, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Tourette's disorder 973 patients)
On Dec, 2, 2014: 9,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 20 people (0.21%) 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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I had a period of dementia that lasted for the better part of a day. I was brought to the hospital because they thought I was having a stroke. I have no memory of the event until I was in the hospital. I had been prescribed Ritalin because I have become unable to concentrate as well as I once could. That started about ten years ago and it was also had a very sudden onset, after a case of the flu.
A Psychiatrist prescribed a dosage of Methylphenidate to be taken twice a day. I had a really hectic day ahead and thought that if I took both of them at once, it would help me get through the ordeal. I am under a lot of stress and thought it may help me cope. I have since thrown them out because the condition started about an hour after I took them according to family members. I don't remember the dosage, but I think it was a lower dosage because I had just started taking them on an "as needed basis." The doctor knew that I was going to use them for that purpose. I used them twice before (at the correct dosage) when I had to concentrate on paperwork, etc. They caused irregular heartbeat and a little bit of anxiety, but they did help me concentrate. The hospital tests ruled out a stroke or TIA. My thyroid level was off and the doctor at the hospital told me to stop the thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) until I could see my family doctor and be retested. This all happened about five days ago. I'm back to what I consider normal now. Could that episode have been caused by the Ritalin?
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