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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

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,224 Ritalin users)

Weight gain

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 Mar, 13, 2015: 9,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 290 people (2.99%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Ritalin reports

Time on Ritalin when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain10.71%25.00%7.14%10.71%10.71%21.43%14.29%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain57.19%42.81%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%16.67%26.19%7.94%10.32%16.67%19.05%3.17%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Ritalin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain16.67%33.33%16.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (51 people, 17.59%)
  2. Depression (49 people, 16.90%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (35 people, 12.07%)
  4. Anxiety (23 people, 7.93%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (15 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (59 people, 20.34%)
  2. Seroquel (56 people, 19.31%)
  3. Zoloft (51 people, 17.59%)
  4. Risperdal (48 people, 16.55%)
  5. Prozac (47 people, 16.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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