Oxycontin and Brain damage - from FDA reports


Summary

Brain damage is found among people who take Oxycontin, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ultram, and have Pain . We study 58,095 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA. Among them, 49 have Brain damage. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain damage and more.

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Oxycontin

Oxycontin has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Oxycontin 59,896 users)

Brain Damage

Brain damage has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 1,010 Brain damage patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

58,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin.
Among them, 49 people (0.08%) have Brain Damage


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Oxycontin cause Brain damage?

Time on Oxycontin when people have Brain Damage *:

  • < 1 month: 61.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Brain Damage when taking Oxycontin *:

  • female: 38.78 %
  • male: 61.22 %

Age of people who have Brain Damage when taking Oxycontin *:

  • 0-1: 9.38 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 53.12 %
  • 40-49: 9.38 %
  • 50-59: 3.12 %
  • 60+: 6.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (18 people, 36.73%)
  • Back Pain (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumour (3 people, 6.12%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ultram (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Synthroid (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Alprazolam (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Xanax (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Risperdal (6 people, 12.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Memory Loss (17 people, 34.69%)
  • Depression (15 people, 30.61%)
  • Pain (13 people, 26.53%)
  • Drug Dependence (13 people, 26.53%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (12 people, 24.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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