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Review: could Avonex cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?

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 103,404 people who have side effects while taking Avonex from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,278 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 103,546 Avonex users)

Memory impairment

Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,469 Memory Impairment patients)

On May, 22, 2015: 103,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Avonex. Among them, 3,278 people (3.17%) have Memory Impairment.

Trend of Memory impairment in Avonex reports

Time on Avonex when people have Memory impairment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory impairment9.72%14.78%8.04%16.07%26.59%20.93%3.87%

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

FemaleMale
Memory impairment81.03%18.97%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory impairment0.00%0.00%0.05%3.67%14.31%29.08%34.62%18.27%

Severity of Memory impairment when taking Avonex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory impairment0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (3,278 people, 100.00%)
  2. Depression (81 people, 2.47%)
  3. Anxiety (40 people, 1.22%)
  4. Muscle spasms (35 people, 1.07%)
  5. Convulsion (31 people, 0.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tysabri (725 people, 22.12%)
  2. Baclofen (165 people, 5.03%)
  3. Neurontin (139 people, 4.24%)
  4. Provigil (101 people, 3.08%)
  5. Aspirin (94 people, 2.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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