Who have Fibromyalgia with Ritalin - 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 18,703 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 27, 2019

18,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 121 people (0.65%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Ritalin when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 37.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 72.73 %
  • male: 27.27 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.41 %
  • 10-19: 1.41 %
  • 20-29: 8.45 %
  • 30-39: 8.45 %
  • 40-49: 33.8 %
  • 50-59: 35.21 %
  • 60+: 11.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 25 people, 20.66%
  2. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 24 people, 19.83%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 14 people, 11.57%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 9 people, 7.44%
  5. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 8 people, 6.61%
  6. High Blood Cholesterol: 8 people, 6.61%
  7. Menopause (end of monthly cycles in women): 7 people, 5.79%
  8. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 7 people, 5.79%
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 7 people, 5.79%
  10. Dizziness: 6 people, 4.96%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xyrem: 49 people, 40.50%
  2. Zoloft: 39 people, 32.23%
  3. Percocet: 35 people, 28.93%
  4. Klonopin: 28 people, 23.14%
  5. Provigil: 28 people, 23.14%
  6. Cymbalta: 27 people, 22.31%
  7. Celebrex: 27 people, 22.31%
  8. Buspar: 25 people, 20.66%
  9. Synthroid: 25 people, 20.66%
  10. Protonix: 22 people, 18.18%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 48 people, 39.67%
  2. Back Pain: 46 people, 38.02%
  3. Joint Pain: 37 people, 30.58%
  4. Weakness: 35 people, 28.93%
  5. Dizziness: 32 people, 26.45%
  6. Chest Pain: 28 people, 23.14%
  7. High Blood Pressure: 28 people, 23.14%
  8. Weight Decreased: 27 people, 22.31%
  9. Bone Pain: 27 people, 22.31%
  10. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 27 people, 22.31%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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