Ritalin and Tourette syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Tourette syndrome 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 Bipolar disorder. This review analyzes which people have Tourette syndrome with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,196 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 02, 2017

16,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 20 people (0.12%) have Tourette syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Tourette syndrome?

Time on Ritalin when people have Tourette syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 10 %
  • male: 90 %

Age of people who have Tourette syndrome when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 56.25 %
  • 2-9: 25.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (2 people, 10.00%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pristiq (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Effexor Xr (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Concerta (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Betaderm (3 people, 15.00%)
  • Benzamycin (3 people, 15.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abnormal Behavior (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Tic (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (9 people, 45.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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