Related topic: Gabapentin, Short-term memory loss
Review: could Gabapentin cause Short-term memory loss?
Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.
We study 36,675 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,056 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 (latest outcomes from 39,166 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,362 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,055 people (2.87%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.23% of all the 461,065 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||25.90%||13.25%||28.31%||9.04%||18.67%||4.82%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Gabapentin * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.59%||3.17%||11.20%||18.83%||34.39%||31.81% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||10.00%||47.50%||37.50%||5.00% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||4.35%||4.35%||91.30% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (151 people, 14.31%)
- Depression (144 people, 13.65%)
- Neuralgia (135 people, 12.80%)
- Hypertension (114 people, 10.81%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (98 people, 9.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (212 people, 20.09%)
- Lyrica (163 people, 15.45%)
- Simvastatin (146 people, 13.84%)
- Cymbalta (138 people, 13.08%)
- Ambien (137 people, 12.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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