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Review: could Fentanyl cause Mental status changes?
We study 14,063 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 (latest outcomes from 14,393 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain.
Mental status changes
Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) (latest reports from 112,677 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.
On Sep, 14, 2014: 14,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 124 people (0.88%) have Mental Status Changes.
Time on Fentanyl when people have Mental status changes * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mental status changes||30.95%||59.52%||0.00%||2.38%||7.14%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking Fentanyl * :
|Mental status changes||63.92%||36.08% |
Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking Fentanyl * :
|Mental status changes||0.00%||0.00%||1.54%||0.00%||2.31%||7.69%||38.46%||50.00% |
Severity of Mental status changes when taking Fentanyl ** :
How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (35 people, 28.23%)
- Depression (24 people, 19.35%)
- Breakthrough pain (14 people, 11.29%)
- Multiple myeloma (9 people, 7.26%)
- Back pain (7 people, 5.65%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fentanyl citrate (97 people, 78.23%)
- Aspirin (44 people, 35.48%)
- Flexeril (43 people, 34.68%)
- Lortab (42 people, 33.87%)
- Oxycontin (41 people, 33.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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matypoe on Aug, 28, 2014:
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