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Review: could Aromasin cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Aromasin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 4,764 people who have side effects while taking Aromasin from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Aromasin

Aromasin (latest outcomes from 4,879 users) has active ingredients of exemestane. It is often used in breast cancer, breast cancer metastatic. Commonly reported side effects of Aromasin include pain, pain exacerbated, stress and anxiety, joint pain, osteonecrosis of jaw.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,361 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 4,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Aromasin. Among them, 145 people (3.04%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 461,337 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Aromasin reports

Time on Aromasin when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss0.00%58.33%25.00%0.00%8.33%8.33%0.00%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Aromasin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.54%35.38%53.08%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Aromasin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

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

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

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (67 people, 46.21%)
  2. Breast cancer metastatic (34 people, 23.45%)
  3. Metastases to bone (22 people, 15.17%)
  4. Hypercalcaemia (21 people, 14.48%)
  5. Pain (16 people, 11.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (98 people, 67.59%)
  2. Aredia (63 people, 43.45%)
  3. Femara (62 people, 42.76%)
  4. Nexium (58 people, 40.00%)
  5. Faslodex (54 people, 37.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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