Who have Back disorder with Ritalin - from FDA reports

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 18,273 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 25, 2018

18,273 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 33 people (0.18%) have Back disorder

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Back disorder?

Time on Ritalin when people have Back disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 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: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

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, 36.36%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 15.15%
  3. Pain: 4 people, 12.12%
  4. Spinal Column Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column): 2 people, 6.06%
  5. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 2 people, 6.06%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xyrem: 19 people, 57.58%
  2. Synthroid: 6 people, 18.18%
  3. Flexeril: 6 people, 18.18%
  4. Klonopin: 5 people, 15.15%
  5. Prilosec: 5 people, 15.15%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (spinal disc protrusion): 5 people, 15.15%
  2. Drug Ineffective: 5 people, 15.15%
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 4 people, 12.12%
  4. Fall: 4 people, 12.12%
  5. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 4 people, 12.12%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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