Who have Keratosis pilaris with Ritalin - from FDA reports

Keratosis pilaris is reported only by a few people who take Ritalin. We study 18,703 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA. Among them, 1 have Keratosis pilaris. Find out below who they are, when they have Keratosis pilaris and more.

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On Jan, 22, 2019

18,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 1 person (0.01%) has Keratosis pilaris

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Keratosis pilaris?

Gender of people who have Keratosis pilaris when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Keratosis pilaris when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 100 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Growth Hormone Deficiency: 1 person, 100.00%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Valerian: 1 person, 100.00%
  2. Tenormin: 1 person, 100.00%
  3. Oxandrin: 1 person, 100.00%
  4. Nutropin Aq: 1 person, 100.00%
  5. Motrin: 1 person, 100.00%
  6. Melatonin: 1 person, 100.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weight Increased: 1 person, 100.00%
  2. High Density Lipoprotein Decreased: 1 person, 100.00%
  3. Blood Gonadotrophin Increased: 1 person, 100.00%
  4. Cholesteatoma (abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum): 1 person, 100.00%
  5. Diarrhea: 1 person, 100.00%
  6. Dry Skin: 1 person, 100.00%
  7. Ear Haemorrhage (bleeding from ear): 1 person, 100.00%
  8. Eyelid Ptosis (falling of the upper or lower eyelid): 1 person, 100.00%
  9. Hearing Loss: 1 person, 100.00%
  10. High Blood Cholesterol: 1 person, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you have Keratosis pilaris while taking Ritalin?

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