Review: could Neurontin cause Memory Loss?


Summary

Memory loss is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lyrica, and have Pain . We study 74,636 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,063 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 76,477 users)

Memory Loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, confusional state, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea (latest reports from 101,369 Memory loss patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

74,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 3,063 people (4.1%) have Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Memory loss?

Time on Neurontin when people have Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 21.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.46 %
  • 10+ years: 4.14 %

Gender of people who have Memory Loss when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 66.64 %
  • male: 33.36 %

Age of people who have Memory Loss when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.07 %
  • 20-29: 3.22 %
  • 30-39: 10.11 %
  • 40-49: 23.35 %
  • 50-59: 30.19 %
  • 60+: 32.05 %

Severity if Memory Loss when taking Neurontin **:

  • least: 4.55 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 38.64 %
  • most severe: 6.82 %

How people recovered from Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 4.55 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 95.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (440 people, 14.37%)
  • Depression (293 people, 9.57%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (231 people, 7.54%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (182 people, 5.94%)
  • Neuralgia (181 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (325 people, 10.61%)
  • Ambien (319 people, 10.41%)
  • Xanax (305 people, 9.96%)
  • Oxycontin (287 people, 9.37%)
  • Lipitor (274 people, 8.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (766 people, 25.01%)
  • Pain (685 people, 22.36%)
  • Fatigue (621 people, 20.27%)
  • Anxiety (603 people, 19.69%)
  • Fall (545 people, 17.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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