Ritalin and Depression - from FDA reports
Depression 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 Prozac, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Depression 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 Dec, 08, 2017
16,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 1,151 people (7.11%) have Depression
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Ritalin when people have Depression *:
- < 1 month: 27.38 %
- 1 - 6 months: 17.86 %
- 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.71 %
- 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
- 5 - 10 years: 4.76 %
- 10+ years: 8.33 %
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:
- female: 52.9 %
- male: 47.1 %
Age of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:
- 0-1: 0.98 %
- 2-9: 4.18 %
- 10-19: 19.78 %
- 20-29: 13.02 %
- 30-39: 10.44 %
- 40-49: 20.64 %
- 50-59: 19.41 %
- 60+: 11.55 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (95 people, 8.25%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (79 people, 6.86%)
- Stress And Anxiety (76 people, 6.60%)
- Cataplexy (71 people, 6.17%)
- Acne (49 people, 4.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prozac (169 people, 14.68%)
- Xyrem (168 people, 14.60%)
- Zoloft (160 people, 13.90%)
- Wellbutrin (134 people, 11.64%)
- Klonopin (107 people, 9.30%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (369 people, 32.06%)
- Fatigue (249 people, 21.63%)
- Suicidal Ideation (186 people, 16.16%)
- Insomnia (177 people, 15.38%)
- Nausea (165 people, 14.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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