Review: could Focalin cause Memory impairment?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 1,058 people who take Focalin. Among them, 19 have Memory impairment. See who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Focalin (latest outcomes from 1,524 users) has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Focalin include convulsion, abnormal behaviour, fatigue, aggression, insomnia.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 457,766 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 1,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin. Among them, 17 people (1.65%) 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||14.29%||14.29%||28.57%||0.00%||28.57%||14.29%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Focalin * :
|Memory impairment||52.63%||47.37% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Focalin * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||14.29%||28.57%||0.00%||14.29%||21.43%||7.14%||14.29% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Focalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||16.67%||50.00%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (9 people, 52.94%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 17.65%)
- Arthritis (3 people, 17.65%)
- Pain (2 people, 11.76%)
- Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 11.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Focalin xr (8 people, 47.06%)
- Aleve (5 people, 29.41%)
- Prozac (5 people, 29.41%)
- Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (3 people, 17.65%)
- Cephalexin (3 people, 17.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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