Ritalin and Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports


Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xyrem, and have Pain. 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 Sep, 11, 2018

18,273 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 118 people (0.65%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Ritalin when people have Fibromyalgia *:

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 72.88 %
  • male: 27.12 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Ritalin *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 25 people, 21.19%
  2. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 22 people, 18.64%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 14 people, 11.86%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 9 people, 7.63%
  5. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 8 people, 6.78%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xyrem: 46 people, 38.98%
  2. Zoloft: 39 people, 33.05%
  3. Percocet: 35 people, 29.66%
  4. Klonopin: 27 people, 22.88%
  5. Cymbalta: 27 people, 22.88%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 46 people, 38.98%
  2. Back Pain: 46 people, 38.98%
  3. Joint Pain: 37 people, 31.36%
  4. Weakness: 34 people, 28.81%
  5. Dizziness: 31 people, 26.27%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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