Review: could Neurontin cause Memory Loss?


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 Ambien, and have Pain . We study 63,573 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,752 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 63,468 users)

Memory Loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with drowsiness, drug ineffective, diarrhea, fall, insomnia (latest reports from 71,070 Memory loss patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

63,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 2,752 people (4.33%) have Memory Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Memory loss?

Time on Neurontin when people have Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 21.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.29 %
  • 10+ years: 3.63 %

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

  • female: 66.25 %
  • male: 33.75 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.03 %
  • 20-29: 3.32 %
  • 30-39: 10.23 %
  • 40-49: 23.72 %
  • 50-59: 30.79 %
  • 60+: 30.9 %

Severity if Memory Loss when taking Neurontin **:

  • least: 4.55 %
  • moderate: 52.27 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • 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 (392 people)
  • Depression (266 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (187 people)
  • Back Pain (157 people)
  • Neuralgia (154 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (297 people)
  • Lyrica (290 people)
  • Xanax (274 people)
  • Oxycontin (269 people)
  • Vioxx (258 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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