Review: could Fluoxetine cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Summary

Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Depression . We study 30,492 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 659 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Fluoxetine 42,181 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, diarrhea, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 101,369 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

30,492 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 659 people (2.16%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluoxetine cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 37.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.77 %
  • 10+ years: 15.09 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • female: 71.23 %
  • male: 28.77 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.86 %
  • 20-29: 8.98 %
  • 30-39: 9.96 %
  • 40-49: 14.84 %
  • 50-59: 36.33 %
  • 60+: 24.02 %

Severity if Short-term Memory Loss when taking Fluoxetine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 84.62 %
  • severe: 11.54 %
  • most severe: 3.85 %

How people recovered from Short-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (209 people, 31.71%)
  • Pain (60 people, 9.10%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (60 people, 9.10%)
  • Anxiety (57 people, 8.65%)
  • Sleep Disorder (34 people, 5.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (65 people, 9.86%)
  • Prozac (53 people, 8.04%)
  • Alprazolam (50 people, 7.59%)
  • Omeprazole (47 people, 7.13%)
  • Lipitor (46 people, 6.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (127 people, 19.27%)
  • Fatigue (123 people, 18.66%)
  • Nausea (114 people, 17.30%)
  • Anxiety (113 people, 17.15%)
  • Headache (112 people, 17.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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