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 28,423 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 has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,179 Abilify users)
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,324 Short-term memory loss patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 28,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 456 people (1.60%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Abilify when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||41.67%||23.96%||5.21%||9.38%||10.42%||9.38%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Abilify * :
|Short-term memory loss||70.64%||29.36% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Abilify * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.23%||0.46%||7.74%||12.76%||13.90%||25.97%||22.55%||16.40% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Abilify ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||12.00%||28.00%||36.00%||24.00% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||8.33%||91.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (138 people, 30.26%)
- Depression (107 people, 23.46%)
- Anxiety (39 people, 8.55%)
- Sleep disorder (34 people, 7.46%)
- Schizophrenia (28 people, 6.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (62 people, 13.60%)
- Seroquel (56 people, 12.28%)
- Cymbalta (52 people, 11.40%)
- Trazodone hcl (43 people, 9.43%)
- Zyprexa (43 people, 9.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on Abilify about the same amoount of time and I noticed that the commercials say a side affect can be lack of judgement or something to that effect. Has anyone else had this happen?
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Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
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- What's wrong with me?
I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
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