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Review: could Abilify cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lamictal, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 28,323 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 451 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 28,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 451 people (1.60%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.10% of all the 460,708 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss42.39%25.00%3.26%8.70%10.87%9.78%0.00%

Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss70.55%29.45%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.23%0.46%7.60%12.67%13.82%26.04%22.58%16.59%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss15.00%30.00%30.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (138 people, 30.60%)
  2. Depression (103 people, 22.84%)
  3. Anxiety (39 people, 8.65%)
  4. Sleep disorder (33 people, 7.32%)
  5. Schizophrenia (27 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (62 people, 13.75%)
  2. Seroquel (56 people, 12.42%)
  3. Cymbalta (50 people, 11.09%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (43 people, 9.53%)
  5. Zyprexa (43 people, 9.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am worried I will get encephalopathy or go into a comatose state, I also have Hep.C and I carry an auto immune gene from my mother's side of the family. I am Hypothyroid and that is also a cause.

    Please provide answers to my question, really appreciate it, it has a profound effect on my decision to keep using the Meth.

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  • i have adhd and i used sertraline for anxiety , with ritalin , then i had memory loss , now i'm using this drug for my memory loss.

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