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 45,100 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 962 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.
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Lorazepam has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 47,105 Lorazepam users)
Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,324 Memory loss patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 45,100 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 962 people (2.13%) have Memory Loss.
Time on Lorazepam when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||48.63%||17.81%||8.90%||6.85%||8.90%||4.79%||4.11% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Lorazepam * :
|Memory loss||66.88%||33.12% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Lorazepam * :
|Memory loss||0.21%||0.11%||0.64%||6.84%||17.09%||20.94%||21.15%||33.01% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Lorazepam ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||10.87%||52.17%||28.26%||8.70% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||0.00%||4.17%||95.83% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (197 people, 20.48%)
- Anxiety (192 people, 19.96%)
- Pain (128 people, 13.31%)
- Insomnia (70 people, 7.28%)
- Sleep disorder (62 people, 6.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (164 people, 17.05%)
- Ambien (145 people, 15.07%)
- Oxycontin (127 people, 13.20%)
- Clonazepam (110 people, 11.43%)
- Paxil (109 people, 11.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I amwondering if i have myathesia gravis (1 answer)
I am thinking that after a long bout of going nowhere with Drs. That I might have Myathesia Gravis. My Grandmother had it and I am thinking that my brother had it when he was born.He failed to thrive at first as he was unable to suck very well. He did make it though with a forced feeding of milk and bananas. He was sickly all his life though and recently died of cancer. I noticed that my eye is drooping on the left side. I have periods of extream fatigue, my left arm is tingly and I can't seem to feed myself without changing to my right hand. I have spinal stenosis and severe pain in my hip area but my right big toe seems to be tingly from time to time. I also have a swallow problem that causes me to choke or throw up the food or drink. Pills stay part way down a lot. My G.I. guy wants to strech my esophegus. I tend to eat soft foods and stay away from steak or anything chewy. I have congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, syncope all of which I greatfully managed to survive. I have fibromyalgia, and some nodules on my chest wall ( i forget what that is called) I have had 5 or 6 bouts with Costochrondritus which was way worse than actually having my heart stop. Costo hurts like a beech! I am frequently short of breath, exercize intolerant and have trouble holding my water.I have good dsys and bad days. Also my left hand and the base of my scalp goes all numb and tingly sometimes. There is also a terrible electric shock type feeling in my mid back area that makes me completely stop in my tracks and feel like I have been hit with a 350 lb pro football player. I have been hypokalimic after taking water pills (Ferosimide) i have taken prendisone for the Chosto and feel better immediatly, but I have mental reactions to too much Prendisone. I am very allergic to NSAID'S and pennicillian. Anyone got any ideas that the Drs have maybe not thought of... I would sure like to get better and go dance but the last time I danced I lasted 3 minutes before I had to fall into a chair.
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- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
- What's wrong with me?
I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
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I have been on lorazepam for about almost 8 months. I used it since march because of me losing sleep and having panic attacks in middle or during my sleep. I also used it for anxiety. I was once in er for having panic attacks and they gave me this and other medicines I was on was lexapro and that didn't work so stopped it and took prozac for a month than switch to paxil but my psychiatrist describled lorazepam take twice a day or three times a day I slept pretty good with it as it took about couple days to work but than I notice as I started sleeping good I get this rebound effect feeling tired in day or dopey drowsy. I also lessened my lorazepam to 2 times instead of 3 times. But I sometimes have trouble sleeping but I also notice my menstrual becomes more heavier than usual once I started taking this after I started it. I wonder if it increases blood for my menstrual cause when I was without lorazepam before I started it I had menstrual problems being late cause my anxiety and panic disorders. But now It's good I'm getting my menstruals on time now but I don't like my menstrual too heavy. Now I'm like I never really had big flowness of menstrual in long time but bleeding too much it so no good. Sorry for being disgusting. Anyways lorazepam is not for short term but yet I still use it. I also heard a rumor it might cause alzheimer's disease if taking longer? Ahh that scares me. I hate to withdrawal lorazepam because of having panic attacks again and not being able to sleep that scares me most and if I did I would have to do it at some mental health clinic or some recovery center. Too scared cause if I withdrawal it than It be like before not getting enough sleep, panic attacks. But lorazepam causes more depression though so that's another thing I'm concerned about but I am on paxil not sure that's helping either. I'm scared to keep changing or going of medicines cause of my body might start to explode. I already had some aggression fits little bit bad dreams, and sometimes I forget things. I also craving on chocolate at times even at night time which is not good since I need sleep. My crying has been very problem. I constantly cry longer than usual and I have no friends and that's another reason and me want to feel better without all the issues. Only problem paxil took months to kick in and I wish it would kick it right away like lorazepam does but lorazepam I wish can be in a longer term one to take for awhile and it kicks in better than paxil but paxil takes it's time. idk what to do but I'm scared to get myself withdrawaling since there's risk. Even switching and stopping medicines causes mind confusion and time adjustment. I keep having unusual dreams with lorazepam about my past ex boyfriends and some strange dreams about some shootings. Ugh.. I wish I never had those dreams.
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