Prednisone and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,366 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,666 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,178 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Jan, 20, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,366 people (1.05%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Prednisone when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 34.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 6.48 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 68.12 %
  • male: 31.88 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.44 %
  • 10-19: 1.1 %
  • 20-29: 3.84 %
  • 30-39: 8.78 %
  • 40-49: 12.95 %
  • 50-59: 24.59 %
  • 60+: 48.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (381 people, 16.10%)
  • Pain (254 people, 10.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (183 people, 7.73%)
  • Osteoporosis (172 people, 7.27%)
  • Depression (165 people, 6.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (306 people, 12.93%)
  • Zometa (244 people, 10.31%)
  • Aspirin (234 people, 9.89%)
  • Nexium (232 people, 9.81%)
  • Ambien (226 people, 9.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (663 people, 28.02%)
  • Pain (629 people, 26.58%)
  • Weakness (569 people, 24.05%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (549 people, 23.20%)
  • Fall (509 people, 21.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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