Review: could Focalin cause Memory Impairment?


Summary

Memory impairment is found among people who take Focalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Adderall, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 973 people who have side effects while taking Focalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Focalin

Focalin has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Focalin 2,343 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with confusional state, diarrhea, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 101,368 Memory impairment patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

973 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin.
Among them, 24 people (2.47%) have Memory Impairment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Focalin cause Memory impairment?

Time on Focalin when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 60 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Focalin *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Focalin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.29 %
  • 10-19: 35.71 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 7.14 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Severity if Memory Impairment when taking Focalin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Memory Impairment **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (9 people, 37.50%)
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (9 people, 37.50%)
  • Insomnia (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (4 people, 16.67%)
  • Arthritis (3 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Adderall (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Abilify (6 people, 25.00%)
  • Strattera (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Prozac (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Aleve (5 people, 20.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Disturbance In Attention (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Off Label Use (4 people, 16.67%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 16.67%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Crying (3 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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