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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Fluoxetine hcl, and have Depression.

We study 26,300 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 615 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 (latest outcomes from 27,980 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,367 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 26,182 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 615 people (2.35%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.13% of all the 460,368 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Fluoxetine reports

Time on Fluoxetine when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss21.31%34.43%8.20%6.56%4.92%9.84%14.75%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Fluoxetine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.19%6.55%7.71%10.02%23.89%31.79%19.85%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Fluoxetine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss3.33%76.67%16.67%3.33%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (175 people, 28.46%)
  2. Anxiety (44 people, 7.15%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (31 people, 5.04%)
  4. Convulsion (27 people, 4.39%)
  5. Back pain (26 people, 4.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluoxetine hcl (152 people, 24.72%)
  2. Omeprazole (88 people, 14.31%)
  3. Fluoxetine hydrochloride (80 people, 13.01%)
  4. Clonazepam (76 people, 12.36%)
  5. Alprazolam (67 people, 10.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • memory impairment started after this combination of meds was started. I don't know which of the three is causing the memory issue or if the combo is the culprit.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i have take 20 mg prozac 10 days per month and have these symptoms

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