Related topic: Focalin, Memory impairment
Review: could Focalin cause Memory impairment?
Summary: Memory impairment could be caused by Focalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Focalin xr, and have Depression.
We study 1,126 people who have side effects while taking Focalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Focalin (latest outcomes from 1,557 users) has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 461,383 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 1,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin. Among them, 19 people (1.80%) have Memory Impairment. They amount to 0.00% of all the 460,857 people who have Memory Impairment on eHealthMe.
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||11.11%||33.33%||22.22%||0.00%||22.22%||11.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Focalin * :
|Memory impairment||43.48%||56.52% |
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, 47.37%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (4 people, 21.05%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 15.79%)
- Arthritis (3 people, 15.79%)
- Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 10.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Focalin xr (10 people, 52.63%)
- Aleve (5 people, 26.32%)
- Prozac (5 people, 26.32%)
- Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (3 people, 15.79%)
- Cephalexin (3 people, 15.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Find out below the conditions Focalin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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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.
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.
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