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Review: could Celebrex cause Memory loss?





Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Celebrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Arthritis.

We study 72,880 people who have side effects while taking Celebrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,401 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Celebrex

Celebrex has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Celebrex 74,521 users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(view latest reports from 62,109 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 72,871 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex. Among them, 1,336 people (1.83%) have Memory Loss.

Trend of Memory loss in Celebrex reports

Time on Celebrex when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss29.49%14.74%13.46%5.13%21.79%12.18%3.21%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Celebrex * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss63.77%36.23%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Celebrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%0.00%0.42%0.52%5.01%22.55%24.95%46.56%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Celebrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss17.65%29.41%41.18%11.76%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Arthritis (280 people, 20.96%)
  2. Pain (166 people, 12.43%)
  3. Depression (126 people, 9.43%)
  4. Hypertension (107 people, 8.01%)
  5. Back pain (61 people, 4.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (239 people, 17.89%)
  2. Zometa (234 people, 17.51%)
  3. Aspirin (233 people, 17.44%)
  4. Lipitor (233 people, 17.44%)
  5. Neurontin (230 people, 17.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

gypsey (1 year ago):

I am 66 years old, female. About a month ago I was prescribed celebrex twice a day for my back pain. Celebrex has not decreased my back pain, but shortly after I started taking it, I noticed some memory loss. I had problems finding my words, my husband had noticed it, but did not say anything. Finally I decided to stop the Celebrex and noticed that I had less problems finding my words.
I am glad I read this research, as I was really thinking I was losing my mind.
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