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Review: could Accutane cause Long-term memory loss (Memory loss)?

We study 27,789 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 28,337 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne.

Long-term memory loss

Long-term memory loss (latest reports from 466,972 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 27,781 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 281 people (1.01%) have Long-term Memory Loss.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (15 hours ago):

  • I find I can read something but have a difficult time relating what I have just read to another person. Although I understand what I have read, I just seem to have great difficulty putting it into words to relate

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

    Reply

    Alex on Oct, 12, 2014:

    Cannabis studies show that it's been successful in treating and curing seizures..epilepsy..depression..diabetes..PTSD..go to Realm of Caring..great site

    Reply

    Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:

    Female, 54, Tennessee

    Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.

    Reply

    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Diagnosed with liver disease after collapse at home. Virus attack due to low immunity caused by liver problems. Oesophageal varices. Partial portal vein blockage. Have Diabetes Type 2 19 years with no problems, well controlled.

    Reply

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