Review: could Lyrica cause Memory loss?
Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Fibromyalgia.
We study 64,396 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,156 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.
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Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,610 Lyrica users)
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 Mar, 2, 2015: 64,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,156 people (3.35%) have Memory Loss.
Time on Lyrica 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||44.90%||24.84%||10.53%||11.84%||6.58%||0.82%||0.49% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Lyrica * :
|Memory loss||74.00%||26.00% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Lyrica * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.42%||2.47%||8.42%||23.16%||27.11%||38.42% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Lyrica ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||7.14%||50.00%||35.71%||7.14% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||11.54%||0.00%||88.46% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Fibromyalgia (660 people, 30.61%)
- Pain (485 people, 22.50%)
- Neuralgia (376 people, 17.44%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (196 people, 9.09%)
- Hypertension (192 people, 8.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (326 people, 15.12%)
- Cymbalta (256 people, 11.87%)
- Ambien (197 people, 9.14%)
- Xanax (182 people, 8.44%)
- Nexium (180 people, 8.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have gained about 35 pounds, and I have the cognitive effects listed in the prescribing information--problems with thinking and concentration." I've been off Lyrica once, and the side effects went away, but I couldn't get out of bed in the morning
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