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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

Fentanyl (latest outcomes from 14,394 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 112,688 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 14,063 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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  • I went to a Rheumatologist and he said I have Hashimoto disease and said its not serious enough to take meds for. The test is - Thyroid Peroxidase Antiboties - my number is 363. It says that is should be <9. I was wondering if these medications I am on could be causing abnormal reading. I do have severe inflammation due to serious injuries.

    Reply

    SunnySky on Oct, 2, 2014:

    Amen to that regarding STTM. Take care!

    Reply

    matypoe on Aug, 28, 2014:

    Please get treated! Go to a functional medicine doctor...those antibodies are way too high, no matter what the root cause...pick up the book Stop the Thyroid Madness, as well as The Root Cause by Isabela Wentz. Also check out Mary Shomon. There are FB Support Groups as well, including Hashimoto's 411, For Thyroid Patients Only, several others to find information and support, where we are all Hashi's sufferers. Please be your own best advocate and get to the right doctor (not an endo despite what you may have been led to believe) who will actually help you! I am a long time Hashimoto's patient, trust me!

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have been on transdermal fentanyl for five years. I got up to 100mcg/72 hours. I tried to wean down to get off the fentanyl patches and got down to 25 mcg. but had to increase to 50 mcg. due to pain. I have many allergies and cannot take proton pump inhibitors, Benadryl, or nausea medicines. I have tried Percocet and vicadin but I have trouble swallowing them and the cause stomach pain.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I was on lithium when first diagnosed with Graves disease-now stopped. I had a few episodes of what is understood to be serotonin syndrome. I had submandibular gland removed 3 years ago. I had bad foot infection (both feet) 3 years ago. I always suffered with depression and anxiety/social always. I was on Effexor 225mg for 3 years now I take 150mg moclobimide twice a day. I stopped Effexor and lithium together when it was supposed that it could have caused serotonin syndrome. Thank you

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