Ritalin and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 403 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 16,014 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 403 people (2.96%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Weight gain?

Time on Ritalin when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 57.47 %
  • male: 42.53 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.23 %
  • 10-19: 23.49 %
  • 20-29: 7.47 %
  • 30-39: 10.68 %
  • 40-49: 16.73 %
  • 50-59: 20.28 %
  • 60+: 7.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (72 people, 17.87%)
  • Depression (66 people, 16.38%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (42 people, 10.42%)
  • Narcolepsy (40 people, 9.93%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (36 people, 8.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (66 people, 16.38%)
  • Risperdal (65 people, 16.13%)
  • Zyprexa (59 people, 14.64%)
  • Zoloft (50 people, 12.41%)
  • Prozac (50 people, 12.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (67 people, 16.63%)
  • Depression (51 people, 12.66%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (50 people, 12.41%)
  • Memory Loss (43 people, 10.67%)
  • Insomnia (43 people, 10.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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