Gabapentin and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports
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 Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Short-term memory loss with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 101,543 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 16, 2017
101,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,745 people (2.7%) have Short-term memory loss
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Gabapentin when people have Short-term memory loss *:
- < 1 month: 41.63 %
- 1 - 6 months: 21.46 %
- 6 - 12 months: 19.74 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6.01 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.29 %
- 5 - 10 years: 4.29 %
- 10+ years: 2.58 %
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Gabapentin *:
- female: 68.79 %
- male: 31.21 %
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Gabapentin *:
- 0-1: 0.05 %
- 2-9: 0.1 %
- 10-19: 1.13 %
- 20-29: 2.51 %
- 30-39: 9.71 %
- 40-49: 16.95 %
- 50-59: 30.61 %
- 60+: 38.94 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Sclerosis (420 people, 15.30%)
- Depression (232 people, 8.45%)
- High Blood Pressure (199 people, 7.25%)
- Neuropathy Peripheral (173 people, 6.30%)
- Stress And Anxiety (161 people, 5.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lyrica (273 people, 9.95%)
- Cymbalta (257 people, 9.36%)
- Neurontin (203 people, 7.40%)
- Nexium (199 people, 7.25%)
- Ambien (178 people, 6.48%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (642 people, 23.39%)
- Weakness (483 people, 17.60%)
- Headache (470 people, 17.12%)
- Stress And Anxiety (468 people, 17.05%)
- Fall (455 people, 16.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I am 65, a female and on 30 mg of Cymbalta. Started with 20 mg in March. Feel like I have trouble concentrating and short term memory loss which I did not have before. Very frightening since I have two older siblings with dementia.
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