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Review: could Lorazepam cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 45,108 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 963 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Lorazepam

Lorazepam has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 47,113 Lorazepam users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory loss patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 45,108 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 963 people (2.13%) have Memory Loss.

Trend of Memory loss in Lorazepam reports

Time on Lorazepam when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss48.30%17.69%9.52%6.80%8.84%4.76%4.08%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Lorazepam * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss66.91%33.09%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Lorazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.21%0.11%0.64%6.83%17.18%20.92%21.13%32.98%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Lorazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss10.64%53.19%27.66%8.51%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss0.00%4.00%96.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (198 people, 20.56%)
  2. Anxiety (192 people, 19.94%)
  3. Pain (128 people, 13.29%)
  4. Insomnia (70 people, 7.27%)
  5. Sleep disorder (62 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (164 people, 17.03%)
  2. Ambien (145 people, 15.06%)
  3. Oxycontin (127 people, 13.19%)
  4. Clonazepam (110 people, 11.42%)
  5. Paxil (109 people, 11.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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