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Review: could Famciclovir cause Confusion?





Summary: Confusion is found among people who take Famciclovir, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Herpes zoster.

We study 676 people who have side effects while taking Famciclovir from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion and more.

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Famciclovir

Famciclovir has active ingredients of famciclovir. It is often used in herpes zoster. (latest outcomes from Famciclovir 734 users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Confusion 36,429 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 676 people reported to have side effects when taking Famciclovir. Among them, 10 people (1.48%) have Confusion.

Trend of Confusion in Famciclovir reports

Time on Famciclovir when people have Confusion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Confusion100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Famciclovir * :

FemaleMale
Confusion60.00%40.00%

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Famciclovir * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Confusion0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%87.50%

Severity of Confusion when taking Famciclovir ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Confusion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Herpes zoster (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Pain (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. Lisinopril (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. Lasix (3 people, 30.00%)
  4. Sustiva (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Candesartan cilexetil (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, Confusion, Sleepy, and takes Vicodin)
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  • Can you become addicted to metolazone?
    (Asked by a 84 year old man who has Confusion, and takes Warfarin Sodium, Furosemide, Cortisone Acetate, Potassium, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Metoprolol Tartrate)
    He has been on the metolazone for some time and become low on sodium, potassium, and iron. They took him off of it cold turkey. Could there be side effects or possibly systems of some kind of detox?
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    I am a kid prey transplant recipient. I recently noticed attention issues. I have tremors and muscle twitches ans extreme anxiety. .
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    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Confusion, Headaches, Pain In Limbs, Fatigue, Shortness Of Breath, Muscle Tightness, and takes Coumadin)
    I had a PE about 2 weeks ago. I was on Lovenox shots twice a day. I have been on 5mg coumadin to 7mg to now 10mg a night. My INR levels are still below 2.0. I have been on the 10mg for a week now. I am being extremely concerned with my confusion. I cant even remember whether the light was red or gre ...

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