Review: could Oxycontin cause Brain Damage?


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 52,003 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA and social media. 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 58,599 users)

Brain Damage

Brain damage has been reported by people with shin splints, dry mouth, heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding, tired eyes, tongue disorder (latest reports from 1,009 Brain damage patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

52,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin.
Among them, 49 people (0.09%) 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%)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumour (3 people, 6.12%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 6.12%)
  • Drug Abuse (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%)
  • Risperdal (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Artane (6 people, 12.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (15 people, 30.61%)
  • Amnesia (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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