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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Short-term memory loss?

We study 26,371 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 619 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 28,063 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 467,258 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 26,363 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 619 people (2.35%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.13% of all the 466,257 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 loss20.00%33.85%7.69%6.15%9.23%9.23%13.85%

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%6.50%7.65%9.94%24.09%31.93%19.69%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss2.94%73.53%17.65%5.88%

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 (179 people, 28.92%)
  2. Anxiety (45 people, 7.27%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (31 people, 5.01%)
  4. Convulsion (27 people, 4.36%)
  5. Pain (27 people, 4.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluoxetine hcl (152 people, 24.56%)
  2. Omeprazole (88 people, 14.22%)
  3. Fluoxetine hydrochloride (80 people, 12.92%)
  4. Clonazepam (76 people, 12.28%)
  5. Alprazolam (67 people, 10.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I am having short term memory loss, can't think like I once could, always misplacing things, can't think of names, more depression than normal, very emotional, cry a lot

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I stopped taking all of these 48 hours ago and think I am experiencing withdrawal

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