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Review: could Accutane cause Long-term memory loss?

We study 27,774 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 281 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 (latest outcomes from 28,324 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne.

Long-term memory loss

Long-term memory loss (latest reports from 466,711 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 27,771 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 281 people (1.01%) have Long-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.06% of all the 465,776 people who have Long-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Long-term memory loss in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Long-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Long-term memory loss22.95%54.51%15.98%6.15%0.41%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Accutane * :

FemaleMale
Long-term memory loss58.15%41.85%

Age of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Accutane * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Long-term memory loss0.00%0.00%51.82%23.64%19.70%3.94%0.61%0.30%

Severity of Long-term memory loss when taking Accutane ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Long-term memory loss50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Long-term memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (109 people, 38.79%)
  2. Seasonal allergy (32 people, 11.39%)
  3. Pharyngitis (18 people, 6.41%)
  4. Acne cystic (10 people, 3.56%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (9 people, 3.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ortho tri-cyclen (56 people, 19.93%)
  2. Prevacid (42 people, 14.95%)
  3. Claritin-d (33 people, 11.74%)
  4. Advil (32 people, 11.39%)
  5. Prednisone (24 people, 8.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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