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Review: could Fentanyl cause Mental status changes?





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 - 6 months, also take medication Fentanyl citrate, and have Pain.

We study 14,064 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 124 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 citrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Fentanyl 14,395 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 Mental status changes 14,041 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 14,064 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 124 people (0.88%) have Mental Status Changes.

Trend of Mental status changes in Fentanyl reports

Time on Fentanyl when people have Mental status changes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mental status changes30.95%59.52%0.00%2.38%7.14%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking Fentanyl * :

FemaleMale
Mental status changes63.92%36.08%

Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking Fentanyl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mental status changes0.00%0.00%1.54%0.00%2.31%7.69%38.46%50.00%

Severity of Mental status changes when taking Fentanyl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (35 people, 28.23%)
  2. Depression (24 people, 19.35%)
  3. Breakthrough pain (14 people, 11.29%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 7.26%)
  5. Back pain (7 people, 5.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fentanyl citrate (97 people, 78.23%)
  2. Aspirin (44 people, 35.48%)
  3. Flexeril (43 people, 34.68%)
  4. Lortab (42 people, 33.87%)
  5. Oxycontin (41 people, 33.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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