Review: could Prednisone cause Short-term Memory Loss?


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 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 145,350 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,569 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 147,417 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with weakness, confusional state, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 61,139 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

145,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,569 people (1.08%) 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: 25.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.61 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.92 %
  • 10+ years: 7.44 %

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

  • female: 66.43 %
  • male: 33.57 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 1.01 %
  • 20-29: 4.26 %
  • 30-39: 10.46 %
  • 40-49: 14.87 %
  • 50-59: 24.01 %
  • 60+: 45.0 %

Severity if Short-term Memory Loss when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 10.34 %
  • moderate: 55.17 %
  • severe: 31.03 %
  • most severe: 3.45 %

How people recovered from Short-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 5.88 %
  • not yet: 94.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (161 people)
  • Pain (144 people)
  • Osteoporosis (125 people)
  • Depression (103 people)
  • Hypertension (89 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (197 people)
  • Folic Acid (190 people)
  • Zometa (189 people)
  • Ambien (185 people)
  • Neurontin (182 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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