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Review: could Methocarbamol cause Short-term memory loss?

Summary: Short-term memory loss could be caused by Methocarbamol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Insomnia.

We study 2,754 people who have side effects while taking Methocarbamol from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,722 people reported to have side effects when taking Methocarbamol. Among them, 116 people (4.26%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 460,917 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Methocarbamol reports

Time on Methocarbamol when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Methocarbamol * :

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss72.88%27.12%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%1.20%1.20%10.84%39.76%12.05%34.94%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (38 people, 32.76%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (36 people, 31.03%)
  3. Migraine (35 people, 30.17%)
  4. Depression (35 people, 30.17%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (32 people, 27.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (51 people, 43.97%)
  2. Potassium chloride (44 people, 37.93%)
  3. Atenolol (42 people, 36.21%)
  4. Furosemide (40 people, 34.48%)
  5. Dilantin (38 people, 32.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • franklin king on Aug, 25, 2011:

    I HAVE FANTASTIC COMPLEX BEAUTIFUL DREAMS WITH METHOCARBAMOL! 100% IN THE OVER 60 CATEGORY? IM 55. ISNT IT ODD THAT US OLDISH TIMERS HAVE THESE DREAMS WHILE THE YOUNGER DO NOT? BIZARRE YET I AINT COMPLAININ'.

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • for me I go to the doctor after I have tried the medicine for about 6 months. Some medicines you take and immediately know that they are working. The side effects that bother me the most is my memory loss and insomnia. The ambien worked like a charm for about the first year that I took it and now three years later, I have added Benadryl to assist with the whole insomnia thing. Doctor reccommended doing this instead of going up to a higher dose of ambien. I've also tried melatonin with little succes. The anti deprssent (Lexapro 10mg) does help my depression a lot, but it leaves me with the chronic "no libido" syndrom.

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