A study for a 19 year old boy who takes Concerta - from FDA reports


3,076 males aged 19 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 19 year old male patient who has Add. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Aug, 06, 2018

3,076 males aged 19 (±5) who take Concerta are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Concerta for a 19-year old boy.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 19
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Add
  • Drugs taken:
    • Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Pericarditis(inflammation of the pericardium): 0 (0% of males aged 19 (±5) who take the drug)

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Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Aggression
  3. Intentional overdose
  4. Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
  5. Psychotic disorder
1 - 6 months:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  4. Aggression
  5. Bleeding into the skin
6 - 12 months:
  1. Abnormal behavior
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Aggression
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Irritability
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drowsiness
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
  4. Cardiac failure
  5. Suicidal ideation
2 - 5 years:
  1. Gastrointestinal disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Chronic fatigue syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)
  5. Multi-organ disorder (multiple organ disease)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  2. Chest pain
  3. Dilatation ventricular
  4. Gilbert's syndrome (liver condition in which the liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin)
  5. Weight decreased
10+ years:
  1. Intracranial pressure increased (high pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid)
  2. Ventricular fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)
  3. Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome (a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart)
  4. Mental impairment (a condition affecting the body, perhaps through sight or hearing loss, a mobility difficulty or a health condition)
  5. Hallucination, auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)
not specified:
  1. Aggression
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Stress and anxiety
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Suicidal ideation

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 87 people, 2.83%
  2. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 74 people, 2.41%
  3. Stress And Anxiety : 51 people, 1.66%
  4. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 43 people, 1.40%
  5. Asthma : 42 people, 1.37%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Strattera (211 people, 6.86%)
  2. Risperdal (110 people, 3.58%)
  3. Accutane (102 people, 3.32%)
  4. Abilify (87 people, 2.83%)
  5. Xyrem (85 people, 2.76%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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