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Review: could Neurontin cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 56,285 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 has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 57,777 Neurontin users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,324 Memory loss patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 56,285 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 2,513 people (4.46%) have Memory Loss.

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%

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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    Arlene. on Sep, 8, 2014:

    I am afraid to take Gabapentin. I do not suffer from seizures but I hear people can have a seizure taking this med, is that for real truth or as they say 10% of 36,000.

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