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Review: could Oxycontin cause Brain damage?

Summary: Brain damage could be caused by Oxycontin, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ultram, and have Pain.

We study 41,121 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 (latest outcomes from 42,242 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Brain damage

Brain damage (latest reports from 3,667 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 41,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin. Among them, 49 people (0.12%) have Brain Damage. They amount to 1.34% of all the 3,667 people who have Brain Damage on eHealthMe.

Trend of Brain damage in Oxycontin reports

Time on Oxycontin when people have Brain damage * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Brain damage61.90%9.52%0.00%0.00%28.57%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Brain damage37.50%62.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain damage8.11%0.00%5.41%10.81%59.46%8.11%2.70%5.41%

Severity of Brain damage when taking Oxycontin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Brain damage ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (23 people, 46.94%)
  2. Back pain (6 people, 12.24%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (3 people, 6.12%)
  4. Drug abuse (3 people, 6.12%)
  5. Neuroendocrine tumour (3 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ultram (10 people, 20.41%)
  2. Alprazolam (9 people, 18.37%)
  3. Synthroid (8 people, 16.33%)
  4. Risperdal (7 people, 14.29%)
  5. Atrovent (7 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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