Review: could Morphine cause Memory Impairment?


Memory impairment is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 33,999 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 577 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 55,422 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea, memory loss (latest reports from 71,070 Memory impairment patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

33,999 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 577 people (1.7%) have Memory Impairment

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Memory impairment?

Time on Morphine when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 58.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 63.25 %
  • male: 36.75 %

Age of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.22 %
  • 10-19: 1.08 %
  • 20-29: 4.77 %
  • 30-39: 12.15 %
  • 40-49: 19.74 %
  • 50-59: 32.1 %
  • 60+: 29.93 %

Severity if Memory Impairment when taking Morphine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Memory Impairment **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (139 people)
  • Depression (35 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (32 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (31 people)
  • Insomnia (29 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (97 people)
  • Oxycontin (93 people)
  • Xanax (83 people)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (79 people)
  • Neurontin (74 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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