Focalin and Memory impairment - from FDA reports


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 1,728 people who have side effects while taking Focalin from FDA. Among them, 28 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 2,480 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,192 Memory impairment patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

1,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin.
Among them, 28 people (1.62%) have Memory Impairment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Focalin cause Memory impairment?

Time on Focalin when people have Memory Impairment *:

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

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

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 20.0 %
  • 10-19: 33.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 13.33 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (12 people, 42.86%)
  • Depression (8 people, 28.57%)
  • Insomnia (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Pain (3 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Adderall (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Abilify (6 people, 21.43%)
  • Strattera (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Prozac (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Aleve (5 people, 17.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Disturbance In Attention (6 people, 21.43%)
  • Fatigue (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Confusion (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Abdominal Pain Upper (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Insomnia (3 people, 10.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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