Review: could Accutane cause Long-term Memory Loss?


Summary

Long-term memory loss is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and have Acne . We study 27,562 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 310 have Long-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Long-term memory loss and more.

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Accutane

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 27,960 users)

Long-term Memory Loss

Long-term memory loss has been reported by people with drowsiness, urinary tract infection, diarrhea, fall, insomnia (latest reports from 61,139 Long-term memory loss patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

27,562 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 310 people (1.12%) have Long-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Long-term memory loss?

Time on Accutane when people have Long-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 21.72 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 59.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.51 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Long-term Memory Loss when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 62.75 %
  • male: 37.25 %

Age of people who have Long-term Memory Loss when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 50.0 %
  • 20-29: 25.56 %
  • 30-39: 21.48 %
  • 40-49: 1.85 %
  • 50-59: 0.74 %
  • 60+: 0.37 %

Severity if Long-term Memory Loss when taking Accutane **:

  • least: 66.67 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Long-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (89 people)
  • Acne Cystic (10 people)
  • Pharyngitis (9 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (9 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen (33 people)
  • Prevacid (22 people)
  • Synthroid (17 people)
  • Minoxidil (17 people)
  • Advil (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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