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Review: could Gabapentin cause Short-term memory loss?

We study 36,857 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,061 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 (latest outcomes from 39,365 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 467,321 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 36,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,061 people (2.88%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.23% of all the 466,120 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss25.00%12.79%27.91%9.88%18.60%5.23%0.58%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%0.59%3.25%11.13%18.92%34.29%31.82%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss10.87%47.83%36.96%4.35%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss3.57%3.57%92.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (152 people, 14.33%)
  2. Depression (145 people, 13.67%)
  3. Neuralgia (135 people, 12.72%)
  4. Hypertension (115 people, 10.84%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (98 people, 9.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (212 people, 19.98%)
  2. Lyrica (163 people, 15.36%)
  3. Simvastatin (146 people, 13.76%)
  4. Cymbalta (139 people, 13.10%)
  5. Ambien (137 people, 12.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    melS on Jun, 1, 2014:

    please go to an oriental medicine doctor!!!!

    Reply

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  • Profound cognitive executive function loss NOT alzheimers or other cause following neurology work up. Drugs under consideration as cause.

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    hunting the answer on Apr, 30, 2014:

    any more details on this?? i have chronic memory problems , chronic fatigue , disy spells, head aches and heavy brain fog after 2 years of being on gabapentin

    Reply

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