Review: could Fluoxetine cause Short-term memory loss (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 - 6 months, also take medication Fluoxetine hcl, and have Depression.
We study 26,436 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 622 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 has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 28,147 Fluoxetine users)
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,324 Short-term memory loss patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 26,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 622 people (2.35%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Fluoxetine when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||19.40%||32.84%||7.46%||5.97%||8.96%||8.96%||16.42% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Fluoxetine * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.19%||6.46%||7.79%||9.89%||24.14%||31.75%||19.77% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Fluoxetine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||2.70%||75.68%||16.22%||5.41% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (182 people, 29.26%)
- Anxiety (45 people, 7.23%)
- Multiple sclerosis (31 people, 4.98%)
- Pain (28 people, 4.50%)
- Convulsion (27 people, 4.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fluoxetine hcl (152 people, 24.44%)
- Omeprazole (89 people, 14.31%)
- Fluoxetine hydrochloride (80 people, 12.86%)
- Clonazepam (76 people, 12.22%)
- Alprazolam (67 people, 10.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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