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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Memory impairment?

Summary: Memory impairment could be caused by Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Methotrexate.

We study 199,846 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,175 have Memory impairment (Memory loss). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 292,790 patients) are typically treated by Enbrel, Methotrexate Sodium, Methotrexate, Humira, Prednisone, Plaquenil.

Memory impairment

Memory impairment (latest reports from 461,287 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 199,829 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 1,174 (0.59%) have Memory Impairment. They amount to 0.26% of all the 460,368 people who have Memory Impairment on eHealthMe.

Trend of Memory impairment in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Memory impairment * :

Memory impairment85.50%14.50%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Memory impairment * :

Memory impairment0.00%0.16%0.00%0.64%4.97%19.49%27.51%47.31%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment19.23%53.85%19.23%7.69%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (230 people, 19.59%)
  2. Pain (177 people, 15.08%)
  3. Depression (94 people, 8.01%)
  4. Osteoporosis (74 people, 6.30%)
  5. Gastric disorder (65 people, 5.54%)
  6. Insomnia (62 people, 5.28%)
  7. Prophylaxis (57 people, 4.86%)
  8. Hypothyroidism (54 people, 4.60%)
  9. Osteopenia (46 people, 3.92%)
  10. Diabetes mellitus (44 people, 3.75%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (643 people, 54.77%)
  2. Humira (566 people, 48.21%)
  3. Enbrel (496 people, 42.25%)
  4. Folic acid (329 people, 28.02%)
  5. Remicade (286 people, 24.36%)
  6. Prednisone (253 people, 21.55%)
  7. Omeprazole (164 people, 13.97%)
  8. Aspirin (115 people, 9.80%)
  9. Prednisolone (107 people, 9.11%)
  10. Leflunomide (89 people, 7.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Several months after starting xarelto short term memory losses became annoying, just normal things, but seemed more often. Now I have to write everything down and daughter has to go to appts with me because I can't remember what to say or what doctor said to do.
    Have "fainted" 3 times unexpectedly, with no warning at all,and no memory,just what people around me say happened.
    None of this happened until after I was put on xarelto.


  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • I have moments of confusion and things don't look right. I forget to finish things. I get confused about my whereabouts every once in a while.Small every day tasks I forget how to do. Things I do every day like taking the key out of the ignition.It comes back to me in a few minutes but I feel so stupid while it is happening.


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Related condition

- Rheumatoid arthritis (196,866 reports)


Related symptom

- Memory Impairment


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- Methotrexate Sodium
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