Review: could Ritalin cause Zinc Deficiency?


Zinc deficiency is reported only by a few people who take Ritalin. We study 12,643 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 has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 15,957 users)

Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rashes, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, gastric ulcer (latest reports from 182 Zinc deficiency patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

12,643 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, 100.00%)
  • Clostridial Infection (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Candidiasis (1 person, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vistaril (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Metronidazole (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Lexapro (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Diflucan (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Ambien (1 person, 100.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Serum Serotonin Decreased (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Drug Ineffective (1 person, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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