Review: Memory impairment in Focalin
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 24, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Memory impairment (Memory loss) by studying 1,019 people who take Focalin. We analyze: 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. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Focalin (latest outcomes) 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 has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 24, 2013: 1,017 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin. Among them, 17 people (1.67%) 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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