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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 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,055 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 39,166 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 461,485 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.

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 loss25.90%13.25%28.31%9.04%18.67%4.82%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%0.59%3.17%11.20%18.83%34.39%31.81%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss10.00%47.50%37.50%5.00%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss4.35%4.35%91.30%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (151 people, 14.31%)
  2. Depression (144 people, 13.65%)
  3. Neuralgia (135 people, 12.80%)
  4. Hypertension (114 people, 10.81%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (98 people, 9.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (212 people, 20.09%)
  2. Lyrica (163 people, 15.45%)
  3. Simvastatin (146 people, 13.84%)
  4. Cymbalta (138 people, 13.08%)
  5. Ambien (137 people, 12.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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