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Review: could Amitriptyline cause Dementia?

Summary: Dementia could be caused by Amitriptyline, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Neurontin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 5,588 people who have side effects while taking Amitriptyline from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Amitriptyline hydrochloride

Amitriptyline hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,988 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine.

Dementia

Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 42,192 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride. Among them, 11 people (0.20%) have Dementia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 45,162 people who have Dementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dementia in Amitriptyline hydrochloride reports

Time on Amitriptyline hydrochloride when people have Dementia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Dementia81.82%18.18%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%27.27%0.00%72.73%

Severity of Dementia when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dementia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dementia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 36.36%)
  2. Osteoporosis (3 people, 27.27%)
  3. Hypertension (3 people, 27.27%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (1 people, 9.09%)
  5. Insomnia (1 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (7 people, 63.64%)
  2. Fosamax (5 people, 45.45%)
  3. [therapy unspecified] (4 people, 36.36%)
  4. Effexor (3 people, 27.27%)
  5. Fluoxetine (2 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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