Review: could Ritalin cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zyprexa, 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, 290 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 11,225 Ritalin users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Apr, 12, 2015: 9,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 290 people (2.99%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Ritalin when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||10.71%||25.00%||7.14%||10.71%||10.71%||21.43%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Ritalin * :
|Weight gain||57.19%||42.81% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Ritalin * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||16.67%||26.19%||7.94%||10.32%||16.67%||19.05%||3.17% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||16.67%||33.33%||16.67%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (51 people, 17.59%)
- Depression (49 people, 16.90%)
- Bipolar disorder (35 people, 12.07%)
- Anxiety (23 people, 7.93%)
- Multiple sclerosis (15 people, 5.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (59 people, 20.34%)
- Seroquel (56 people, 19.31%)
- Zoloft (51 people, 17.59%)
- Risperdal (48 people, 16.55%)
- Prozac (47 people, 16.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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