Avonex and Memory impairment - from FDA reports


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 157,949 people who have side effects while taking Avonex from FDA. Among them, 7,227 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 158,317 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,192 Memory impairment patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

157,949 people reported to have side effects when taking Avonex.
Among them, 7,227 people (4.58%) have Memory Impairment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Avonex cause Memory impairment?

Time on Avonex when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 6.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.91 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.32 %
  • 10+ years: 9.34 %

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

  • female: 80.42 %
  • male: 19.58 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 3.81 %
  • 30-39: 13.45 %
  • 40-49: 27.48 %
  • 50-59: 32.96 %
  • 60+: 21.98 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (7,018 people, 97.11%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (94 people, 1.30%)
  • Depression (88 people, 1.22%)
  • Gait Disturbance (48 people, 0.66%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (47 people, 0.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (1,322 people, 18.29%)
  • Tecfidera (276 people, 3.82%)
  • Baclofen (120 people, 1.66%)
  • Neurontin (107 people, 1.48%)
  • Ampyra (94 people, 1.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (986 people, 13.64%)
  • Fall (802 people, 11.10%)
  • Influenza Like Illness (752 people, 10.41%)
  • Weakness (688 people, 9.52%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (684 people, 9.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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