Review: could Ritalin cause Zinc Deficiency?


Summary

Zinc deficiency is reported only by a few people who take Ritalin. We study 8,731 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1 have Zinc deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Zinc deficiency 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 11,122 users)

Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, loose tooth, sepsis, drowsiness, speech impairment (adult) (latest reports from 116 Zinc deficiency patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

8,731 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 1 person (0.01%) has Zinc Deficiency


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Zinc deficiency?

Gender of people who have Zinc Deficiency when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Zinc Deficiency when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Systemic Candida (1 person)
  • Clostridial Infection (1 person)
  • Candidiasis (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vistaril (1 person)
  • Metronidazole (1 person)
  • Lexapro (1 person)
  • Diflucan (1 person)
  • Ambien (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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