Ritalin and Weight gain - from FDA reports
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 Bipolar disorder. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain 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 Oct, 22, 2017
16,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 454 people (2.8%) have Weight gain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have Weight gain *:
- < 1 month: 12.5 %
- 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
- 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 31.25 %
- 10+ years: 6.25 %
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 59.1 %
- male: 40.9 %
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 13.11 %
- 10-19: 22.3 %
- 20-29: 7.87 %
- 30-39: 11.48 %
- 40-49: 18.36 %
- 50-59: 19.34 %
- 60+: 7.54 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Bipolar Disorder (43 people, 9.47%)
- Stress And Anxiety (41 people, 9.03%)
- Pain (30 people, 6.61%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (29 people, 6.39%)
- Cataplexy (28 people, 6.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (73 people, 16.08%)
- Xyrem (68 people, 14.98%)
- Risperdal (67 people, 14.76%)
- Zyprexa (59 people, 13.00%)
- Zoloft (56 people, 12.33%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (76 people, 16.74%)
- Stress And Anxiety (62 people, 13.66%)
- Memory Loss (49 people, 10.79%)
- Drug Ineffective (49 people, 10.79%)
- Drowsiness (48 people, 10.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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