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 9,715 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 11,224 Ritalin 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, stress and anxiety, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 974 Tourette's disorder patients)
On Mar, 7, 2015: 9,709 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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