Review: could Baclofen cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?
Summary: Memory impairment is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 20,369 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 598 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 21,180 users)
Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Memory Impairment 62,109 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 20,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 598 people (2.94%) have Memory Impairment.
Time on Baclofen when people have Memory impairment * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory impairment||43.48%||13.04%||4.35%||17.39%||8.70%||4.35%||8.70% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Baclofen * :
|Memory impairment||75.90%||24.10% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Baclofen * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||0.17%||3.72%||12.18%||35.03%||32.99%||15.91% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Baclofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||9.09%||72.73%||18.18%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||20.00%||0.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (290 people, 48.49%)
- Pain (93 people, 15.55%)
- Muscle spasms (67 people, 11.20%)
- Depression (40 people, 6.69%)
- Muscle spasticity (32 people, 5.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (131 people, 21.91%)
- Tysabri (112 people, 18.73%)
- Avonex (108 people, 18.06%)
- Cymbalta (66 people, 11.04%)
- Klonopin (65 people, 10.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
- What's wrong with me?
I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
- Does one ever get their memory back after discontinueing the tysabri?
vesicare 10mg x1 bupropion 150mg x1
lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
fluoxetine 20mg x1 alprazolam 0.5mg - bedtime
vigil 250mg x1 melatonin 3mg - bedtime
aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
bupropion 300mg x1
baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
- Can i connect by email with other patients that have hypoglycemia and stevens-johnson syndrome? (1 answer)
I have had hypoglycemia since childhood, and I have managed it easily until just this weekend. I got S-J two years ago from Bactrim. As I have healed from S-J very slowly and painfully, I was exercising hard, and working hard and slipped a little on not eating enough protein. I started dropping into sugar blackouts and it scared the crap out of me! Still working at being able to eat enough to straighten out low sugar levels. Any suggestions helpful, Thanks, Leann
- Memory loss& confusion
I can not remember the majority or most of my past.I am very,very confused about things or stuff that I used to know everything about
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