Review: could Amitriptyline Hydrochloride cause Dementia?


Summary

Dementia is found among people who take Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 5,767 people who have side effects while taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Amitriptyline Hydrochloride

Amitriptyline hydrochloride has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Amitriptyline hydrochloride 6,837 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with death, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 11,408 Dementia patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

5,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitriptyline Hydrochloride.
Among them, 8 people (0.14%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amitriptyline hydrochloride cause Dementia?

Time on Amitriptyline Hydrochloride when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Amitriptyline Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Amitriptyline Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 87.5 %

Severity if Dementia when taking Amitriptyline Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (4 people)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)
  • Hormone Therapy (3 people)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (5 people)
  • Fosamax (5 people)
  • [therapy Unspecified] (4 people)
  • Prevacid (2 people)
  • Klonopin (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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