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Review: could Avonex cause Memory impairment?

Summary: Memory impairment could be caused by Avonex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 103,372 people who have side effects while taking Avonex from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,277 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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On Apr, 8, 2014: 103,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Avonex. Among them, 3,277 people (3.17%) have Memory Impairment. They amount to 0.71% of all the 460,587 people who have Memory Impairment on eHealthMe.

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 impairment9.73%14.80%8.04%16.09%26.51%20.95%3.87%

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

FemaleMale
Memory impairment81.02%18.98%

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%14.29%29.09%34.63%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 ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (3,277 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, 5.04%)
  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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