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Review: could Abilify cause Short-term memory loss (Memory loss)?





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

We study 28,417 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 456 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Abilify 30,166 users)

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Short-term memory loss 62,109 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 28,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 456 people (1.60%) have Short-term Memory Loss.

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 loss41.67%23.96%5.21%9.38%10.42%9.38%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss70.64%29.36%

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%7.74%12.76%13.90%25.97%22.55%16.40%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss12.00%28.00%36.00%24.00%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss0.00%8.33%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (138 people, 30.26%)
  2. Depression (107 people, 23.46%)
  3. Anxiety (39 people, 8.55%)
  4. Sleep disorder (34 people, 7.46%)
  5. Schizophrenia (28 people, 6.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (62 people, 13.60%)
  2. Seroquel (56 people, 12.28%)
  3. Cymbalta (52 people, 11.40%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (43 people, 9.43%)
  5. Zyprexa (43 people, 9.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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