Gabapentin and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 2,323 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,164 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,178 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,323 people (2.78%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 44.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.1 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.95 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.19 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.76 %
  • 10+ years: 1.9 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 68.58 %
  • male: 31.42 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 1.14 %
  • 20-29: 2.68 %
  • 30-39: 9.59 %
  • 40-49: 17.12 %
  • 50-59: 30.99 %
  • 60+: 38.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (331 people, 14.25%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (320 people, 13.78%)
  • Depression (201 people, 8.65%)
  • Neuralgia (188 people, 8.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (176 people, 7.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (225 people, 9.69%)
  • Cymbalta (218 people, 9.38%)
  • Neurontin (187 people, 8.05%)
  • Nexium (183 people, 7.88%)
  • Simvastatin (174 people, 7.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (566 people, 24.37%)
  • Pain (518 people, 22.30%)
  • Weakness (428 people, 18.42%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (425 people, 18.30%)
  • Headache (421 people, 18.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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