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Review: could Oxycontin cause Confusion?

Summary: Confusion could be caused by Oxycontin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 41,105 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 444 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 41,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin. Among them, 445 people (1.08%) have Confusion. They amount to 0.23% of all the 191,613 people who have Confusion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Confusion in Oxycontin reports

Time on Oxycontin when people have Confusion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Confusion30.23%22.09%4.65%12.79%30.23%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Oxycontin * :

FemaleMale
Confusion44.00%56.00%

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Oxycontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Confusion0.00%0.23%1.37%2.51%11.39%18.91%20.05%45.56%

Severity of Confusion when taking Oxycontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Confusion20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Confusion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (119 people, 26.74%)
  2. Back pain (15 people, 3.37%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 3.37%)
  4. Cancer pain (14 people, 3.15%)
  5. Metastases to bone (14 people, 3.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (89 people, 20.00%)
  2. Xanax (66 people, 14.83%)
  3. Ambien (56 people, 12.58%)
  4. Ativan (51 people, 11.46%)
  5. Prednisone (44 people, 9.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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