Review: could Avonex cause Memory Impairment?


Summary

Memory impairment is found among people who take Avonex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 155,417 people who have side effects while taking Avonex from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,052 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Avonex

Avonex has active ingredients of interferon beta 1a. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Avonex 155,569 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 101,369 Memory impairment patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

155,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Avonex.
Among them, 7,052 people (4.54%) have Memory Impairment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Avonex cause Memory impairment?

Time on Avonex when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 6.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.72 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.31 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.18 %
  • 10+ years: 9.57 %

Gender of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Avonex *:

  • female: 80.41 %
  • male: 19.59 %

Age of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Avonex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 3.79 %
  • 30-39: 13.48 %
  • 40-49: 27.48 %
  • 50-59: 33.03 %
  • 60+: 21.91 %

Severity if Memory Impairment when taking Avonex **:

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

How people recovered from Memory Impairment **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (6,848 people, 97.11%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (91 people, 1.29%)
  • Depression (86 people, 1.22%)
  • Gait Disturbance (46 people, 0.65%)
  • Hypertension (44 people, 0.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (1,313 people, 18.62%)
  • Tecfidera (259 people, 3.67%)
  • Baclofen (120 people, 1.70%)
  • Neurontin (107 people, 1.52%)
  • Ampyra (92 people, 1.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (957 people, 13.57%)
  • Fall (789 people, 11.19%)
  • Influenza Like Illness (741 people, 10.51%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (666 people, 9.44%)
  • Gait Disturbance (641 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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