Could Narcolepsy cause Dementia - from FDA reports

Summary

Dementia is found among people with Narcolepsy, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, take medication Xyrem and have Cataplexy. We study 10 people who have Dementia and Narcolepsy from FDA. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) can be treated by Provigil, Nuvigil, Xyrem, Modafinil, Ritalin (latest reports from 22,811 Narcolepsy patients)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,309 Dementia patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

10 people who have Narcolepsy and Dementia are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Dementia when you have Narcolepsy?

Gender of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Dementia *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Dementia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Cataplexy (5 people, 50.00%)
  • Pain (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Hyperthyroidism (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Tardive Dyskinesia (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (1 person, 10.00%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (8 people, 80.00%)
  • Provigil (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Novolog (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Mirtazapine. (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Adderall (2 people, 20.00%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Head Injury (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Fall (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Cholecystitis Infective (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Cardiomyopathy (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Arrhythmias (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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