Ritalin and Bacteremic shock - from FDA reports

Bacteremic shock is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Lomotil, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Bacteremic shock with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,196 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

On Jul, 21, 2018

16,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 13 people (0.08%) have Bacteremic shock

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Gender of people who have Bacteremic shock when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Bacteremic shock when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 8.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 5 people, 38.46%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 2 people, 15.38%
  3. Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath): 1 person, 7.69%
  4. Torticollis (a twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other): 1 person, 7.69%
  5. Restrictive Pulmonary Disease (reduction in total lung capacity): 1 person, 7.69%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 6 people, 46.15%
  2. Fluconazole: 6 people, 46.15%
  3. Lomotil: 6 people, 46.15%
  4. Celexa: 5 people, 38.46%
  5. Aredia: 5 people, 38.46%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells): 6 people, 46.15%
  2. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 5 people, 38.46%
  3. Pulmonary Alveolar Haemorrhage (acute bleeding): 4 people, 30.77%
  4. Disease Progression: 4 people, 30.77%
  5. Pneumonia Fungal: 4 people, 30.77%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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