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Review: could Neurontin cause Memory loss?

We study 56,246 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,513 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,743 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Memory loss

Memory loss (latest reports from 467,171 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 56,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 2,513 people (4.47%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.54% of all the 467,102 people who have Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Memory loss in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss23.38%21.85%14.15%14.15%16.92%6.15%3.38%

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

FemaleMale
Memory loss64.52%35.48%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%0.00%0.83%3.16%10.77%23.15%31.59%30.50%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Neurontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss8.11%43.24%40.54%8.11%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss6.25%0.00%93.75%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (434 people, 17.27%)
  2. Depression (289 people, 11.50%)
  3. Back pain (236 people, 9.39%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (191 people, 7.60%)
  5. Neuralgia (177 people, 7.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (307 people, 12.22%)
  2. Xanax (298 people, 11.86%)
  3. Lyrica (295 people, 11.74%)
  4. Aspirin (293 people, 11.66%)
  5. Vioxx (291 people, 11.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    melS on Jun, 1, 2014:

    please go to an oriental medicine doctor!!!!

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Profound cognitive executive function loss NOT alzheimers or other cause following neurology work up. Drugs under consideration as cause.

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    hunting the answer on Apr, 30, 2014:

    any more details on this?? i have chronic memory problems , chronic fatigue , disy spells, head aches and heavy brain fog after 2 years of being on gabapentin

    Reply

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