Ritalin and Dementia - from FDA reports
Dementia is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Hypercalcaemia of malignancy. This review analyzes which people have Dementia 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.
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On Jan, 21, 2018
16,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 32 people (0.2%) have Dementia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have Dementia *:
- < 1 month: 50 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 50 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 78.12 %
- male: 21.88 %
Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 4.17 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 8.33 %
- 50-59: 4.17 %
- 60+: 83.33 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (13 people, 40.62%)
- Hepatitis C (3 people, 9.38%)
- Hyperthyroidism (2 people, 6.25%)
- Cataplexy (2 people, 6.25%)
- Pain (1 person, 3.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Ativan (15 people, 46.88%)
- Simvastatin (14 people, 43.75%)
- Norvasc (14 people, 43.75%)
- Lovastatin (14 people, 43.75%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (14 people, 43.75%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (19 people, 59.38%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (18 people, 56.25%)
- Weakness (17 people, 53.12%)
- Fall (17 people, 53.12%)
- Weight Decreased (16 people, 50.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Related publications that referenced our studies
- Yalcin O, Aslan AA, Sari BA, Turkbay T, "Possible methylphenidate related hoarseness and disturbances of voice quality: two pediatric cases", Klinik Psikofarmakoloji Bülteni-Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2012 Sep .
- Yektas Ç, Samurcu ND, Tufan AE, "Loss of Eyebrows (Madarosis) After Use of Long-Acting Methylphenidate: Case Report", Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2017 Aug .
- Coskun M, Adak I, "Excessive and frequent menstrual bleeding with methylphenidate in an adolescent girl with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder", Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 2017 Oct .
- Coskun M, Adak I, Akaltun I, "Bilateral gynecomastia in a preadolescent boy while under treatment with methylphenidate and paroxetine", Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 2014 Aug .
- Lufi D, Bucherman M, Akita M, Cohen R, Sibani C, "The effect of methylphenidate on speech patterns of children with attention deficit disorder", Journal of Behavioral Health, 2015 Jan .
- Ersoy MA, Ersoy HT, "Manic symptoms associated with isotretinoin and methylphenidate combination: a case report", Klinik Psikofarmakoloji Bülteni-Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2014 Sep .
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