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Review: could Ritalin cause Tourette's disorder?

We study 9,675 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

Ritalin (latest outcomes from 11,171 users) has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tourette's disorder

Tourette's disorder (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics) (latest reports from 2,706 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, gilles de la tourette syndrome, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 9,671 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 20 people (0.21%) have Tourette's Disorder.

Trend of Tourette's disorder in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette's disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tourette's disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tourette's disorder when taking Ritalin * :

FemaleMale
Tourette's disorder9.52%90.48%

Age of people who have Tourette's disorder when taking Ritalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tourette's disorder52.94%23.53%5.88%0.00%17.65%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Tourette's disorder when taking Ritalin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Tourette's disorder ** :

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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