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 (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 466,388 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.
Time on Accutane when people have Long-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Long-term memory loss||22.95%||54.51%||15.98%||6.15%||0.41%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Accutane * :
|Long-term memory loss||58.15%||41.85% |
Age of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Accutane * :
|Long-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||51.82%||23.64%||19.70%||3.94%||0.61%||0.30% |
Severity of Long-term memory loss when taking Accutane ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Long-term memory loss||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Long-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Long-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (109 people, 38.79%)
- Seasonal allergy (32 people, 11.39%)
- Pharyngitis (18 people, 6.41%)
- Acne cystic (10 people, 3.56%)
- Hypothyroidism (9 people, 3.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ortho tri-cyclen (56 people, 19.93%)
- Prevacid (42 people, 14.95%)
- Claritin-d (33 people, 11.74%)
- Advil (32 people, 11.39%)
- Prednisone (24 people, 8.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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