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What could cause Long-term Memory Loss for a 68-year old man who takes Atenolol, Omeprazole?

Summary: 978 male patients aged 68 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 68 year old male patient who has Beta blockers overdose, Acid Reflux. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Atenolol 82,725 users)

Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 92,787 users)

What are the conditions

Beta blockers overdose can be treated by Metoprolol Tartrate, Atenolol. (latest reports from Beta Blockers Overdose 109 patients)

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) can be treated by Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Prilosec Otc. (latest reports from Acid Reflux 18,826 patients)

What is the symptom

Long-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Long-term memory loss 63,275 patients)

On Dec, 21, 2014: 978 males aged 63 (±5) who take Atenolol, Omeprazole are studied

Atenolol, Omeprazole outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 63

Gender: male

Conditions: Beta blockers overdose, Acid Reflux

Drugs taking:
- Atenolol (atenolol): used for 2 - 5 years
- Omeprazole (omeprazole): used for 2 - 5 years

Drug interactions have: moderate long-term memory loss

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Long-term Memory Loss18 (1.84% of males aged 63 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Long-term Memory Loss in Beta Blockers Overdose1 (7.14% of males aged 63 (±5) who have Beta blockers overdose)
Long-term Memory Loss in Acid Reflux8 (0.75% of males aged 63 (±5) who have Acid reflux)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Long-term Memory Loss in Atenolol104 (1.13% of males aged 63 (±5) who take Atenolol)
Long-term Memory Loss in Omeprazole98 (1.00% of males aged 63 (±5) who take Omeprazole)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Atenolol is effectiven/an/an/an/a42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(3 of 4 people)
Omeprazole is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 5 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(4 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)Abdominal RigidityDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Hypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)Blood Magnesium DecreasedBack Pain - LowHypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Erectile DysfunctionDizzinessBlood Potassium DecreasedAnxiety
Abasia (inability to walk)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Hypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Blood Parathyroid Hormone IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Hypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)Ataxia Aggravated (serious loss of full control of bodily movements)Blood Calcium DecreasedPain
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)DeathHypokalaemia (low potassium)Stress And AnxietyMyalgia (muscle pain)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Chest Pain
Blood Creatinine IncreasedDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)ConstipationFeeling Hot And ColdOrgasm Abnormal (abnormal sex satisfaction)Stress And AnxietyParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Glucose Tolerance Impaired (blood glucose is raised beyond normal levels, but not high enough to warrant a diabetes diagnosis)DeathAbdominal RigidityRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Myalgia (muscle pain)Orgasm Abnormal (abnormal sex satisfaction)VomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)ConstipationHypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Weight DecreasedTotal Lung Capacity DecreasedErectile DysfunctionViral DiarrhoeaCardiac Failure Congestive
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Hyperbilirubinaemia (excess of bilirubin in the blood)Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating)Tetany (involuntary contraction of muscles)Back Pain
Hypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)Platelet Count DecreasedOsteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Muscle TwitchingParesis (condition of muscular weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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