Review: could Morphine cause Memory impairment?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 48,565 people who take Morphine. Among them, 757 have Memory impairment. See who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Morphine (latest outcomes from 49,668 users) has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Morphine include pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture, pain, nausea.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 455,915 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 15, 2014: 46,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 720 people (1.55%) have Memory Impairment.
Time on Morphine when people have Memory impairment * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory impairment||48.39%||11.29%||9.68%||6.45%||16.13%||8.06%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Morphine * :
|Memory impairment||64.45%||35.55% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Morphine * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||1.24%||4.70%||13.26%||21.82%||29.70%||29.28% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Morphine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||8.33%||83.33%||8.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||14.29%||0.00%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (232 people, 32.22%)
- Breast cancer (38 people, 5.28%)
- Hepatitis c (36 people, 5.00%)
- Insomnia (35 people, 4.86%)
- Depression (35 people, 4.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Morphine sulfate (356 people, 49.44%)
- Xanax (156 people, 21.67%)
- Neurontin (142 people, 19.72%)
- Oxycontin (140 people, 19.44%)
- Aspirin (130 people, 18.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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want to find out of all my pain is a condition as well as my promary condition of back surgery and back pain
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burning mouth syndrome is a chronic pain condition of the tongue, mouth and soft palate affecting primarily women. I have been experiencing noticeable short term memory loss, especially of vocabulary. I am a professor, so this affects my life in a very immediate way -- both teaching and research/writing
Jennifer Bauer on Dec, 16, 2012:
My mom suffers from a slowly progressing Cerebellar Ataxia. She first had the shakes, then trouble walking, then walked w/ a walker, now walks w/ a walker & falls a lot. But her short term memory has suddenly failed. It has come on quite rapidly. They have never narrowed down what is behind the Cerebellar Ataxia, but she has been on epilepsy meds since age 9 & she is 62 now. So it is possible it came on as a side effect of any number of these meds. There is no cure & she will not get better.
not on Dec, 31, 2012:
Burning mouth syndrome is really the same as other vit deficinecie sof the mouth , may be attributable to digestive disease and rampant mouth flora which are bad, inavading the gut,, causing leaky gut, possible a result of pancreatitis....burning mouth syndriome is anew made up name for the same old syndrome...just like the wimpy new name aids for memory loss. A rather stupid label. Read up, that's what the internet is for...seems educated dr's are getting stupider....stupider than ever before....
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chelsea pioch on Jun, 7, 2012:
19 F caucasian, african american, french, german. Accidental overdose of Morphine Sulfate 600mg never took morphine before. Side effects intense nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, dizziness, intense fatigue, confusion, lack of appetite, memory loss, amnesia (severe, loss of five years of life from 9:30am - 7:30 pm approx.) Continuous and intense headache (frontal lobe), abdominal pain/bowel pain, diahherea, tingling in extremities, loss of feeling in left foot, extreme weakness memory loss, headache, body pains, tingling in extremities loss of feeling in foot still present day 7. Only things that help with pain has been cannabis and fake cannabis (spice) doctors did no medical treatment when taken to er, just ran bloodwork and sent to speak to social worker.
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