Focalin and Memory impairment
This is a study of Memory impairment (Memory loss) among people who take Focalin. The study analyzes: the time on Focalin when people have Memory impairment, gender and age of these people, the severity of Memory impairment, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Focalin. In total 841 Focalin users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Focalin has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Focalin include convulsion, abnormal behaviour, fatigue, aggression, insomnia.
Memory impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.
On May, 14, 2013: 841 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin. Among them, 11 people (1.31%) have Memory Impairment.
Time on Focalin when people have Memory impairment * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory impairment||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Focalin * :
|Memory impairment||38.46%||61.54% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Focalin * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||25.00% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Focalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||20.00%||60.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (6 people, 54.55%)
- Arthritis (3 people, 27.27%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 27.27%)
- Pain (2 people, 18.18%)
- Hypertension (2 people, 18.18%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aleve (5 people, 45.45%)
- Prozac (5 people, 45.45%)
- Focalin xr (4 people, 36.36%)
- Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (3 people, 27.27%)
- Cephalexin (3 people, 27.27%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
My doctor hasn't really told me about what side effects I could expect from my medication, so I'd like to know so that if I get a side effect I'll know my medication is causing it and can fix it.
K Pearson on May, 5, 2013:
My 7 yr old was on 25mg Focalin XR and the side affects he developed was a sever head shake. It looked like he was always saying No. Sometimes it was so severe that you could hear his lips flutter. He also complained about stomache aches.
From this study (2 years ago):
depakote side effect seem to increase on the focalin. currently lowering dose possibly changing to new rx. Many memory problems in school on depakote
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