Fentanyl and Mental status changes - from FDA reports


Summary

Mental status changes is found among people who take Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain . We study 12,919 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA. Among them, 97 have Mental status changes. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental status changes and more.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl has active ingredients of fentanyl. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Fentanyl 13,519 users)

Mental Status Changes

Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 19,524 Mental status changes patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

12,919 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl.
Among them, 97 people (0.75%) have Mental Status Changes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fentanyl cause Mental status changes?

Time on Fentanyl when people have Mental Status Changes *:

  • < 1 month: 52.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Mental Status Changes when taking Fentanyl *:

  • female: 61.46 %
  • male: 38.54 %

Age of people who have Mental Status Changes when taking Fentanyl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.41 %
  • 30-39: 4.55 %
  • 40-49: 15.91 %
  • 50-59: 22.73 %
  • 60+: 53.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (35 people, 36.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (6 people, 6.19%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (6 people, 6.19%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 6.19%)
  • Depression (5 people, 5.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (16 people, 16.49%)
  • Aspirin (14 people, 14.43%)
  • Zometa (13 people, 13.40%)
  • Vicodin (13 people, 13.40%)
  • Cymbalta (13 people, 13.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (25 people, 25.77%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (22 people, 22.68%)
  • Memory Loss (22 people, 22.68%)
  • Pneumonia (21 people, 21.65%)
  • Pain (20 people, 20.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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