Will you have Back disorder with Ritalin - from FDA reports

Summary

Back disorder is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xyrem, and have Cataplexy. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,703 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on methylphenidate hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Ritalin) and Ritalin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Back disorder are also considered in the study.

What is Ritalin?

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 21,228 users)

What is Back disorder?

Back disorder has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 14,147 Back disorder patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 15, 2019

18,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 35 people (0.19%) have Back disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Back disorder?

Time on Ritalin when people have Back disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Back disorder when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 68.57 %
  • male: 31.43 %

Age of people who have Back disorder when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 37.5 %
  • 50-59: 31.25 %
  • 60+: 18.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 12 people, 34.29%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 14.29%
  3. Pain: 4 people, 11.43%
  4. Spinal Column Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column): 2 people, 5.71%
  5. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 2 people, 5.71%
  6. Sleep Disorder: 2 people, 5.71%
  7. Enlarged Prostate: 1 person, 2.86%
  8. Androgenetic Alopecia (common form of hair loss): 1 person, 2.86%
  9. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 1 person, 2.86%
  10. Colon Cancer: 1 person, 2.86%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xyrem: 21 people, 60.00%
  2. Synthroid: 6 people, 17.14%
  3. Flexeril: 6 people, 17.14%
  4. Klonopin: 5 people, 14.29%
  5. Zoloft: 5 people, 14.29%
  6. Prilosec: 5 people, 14.29%
  7. Lyrica: 4 people, 11.43%
  8. Norco: 4 people, 11.43%
  9. Effexor: 4 people, 11.43%
  10. Cymbalta: 4 people, 11.43%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 5 people, 14.29%
  2. Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (spinal disc protrusion): 5 people, 14.29%
  3. Fall: 5 people, 14.29%
  4. Drug Ineffective: 5 people, 14.29%
  5. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 4 people, 11.43%
  6. Pre-Existing Condition Improved: 4 people, 11.43%
  7. High Blood Pressure: 4 people, 11.43%
  8. Memory Loss: 4 people, 11.43%
  9. Back Pain: 3 people, 8.57%
  10. Weakness: 3 people, 8.57%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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