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Review: could Fentanyl cause Mental status changes?

We study 14,062 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 (latest outcomes from 14,391 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 112,528 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 14,061 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 124 people (0.88%) have Mental Status Changes. They amount to 0.11% of all the 112,507 people who have Mental Status Changes on eHealthMe.

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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