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Review: could Prednisone cause Short-term memory loss (Memory loss)?

We study 146,589 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,469 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 (latest outcomes from 149,918 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 467,172 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,468 people (1.00%) have Short-term Memory Loss.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss25.89%30.36%4.46%8.04%15.18%8.04%8.04%

Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss66.69%33.31%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.37%0.97%4.02%10.13%16.16%23.45%44.90%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss7.69%61.54%26.92%3.85%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (189 people, 12.87%)
  2. Pain (176 people, 11.99%)
  3. Osteoporosis (148 people, 10.08%)
  4. Depression (113 people, 7.70%)
  5. Hypertension (108 people, 7.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (470 people, 32.02%)
  2. Aspirin (286 people, 19.48%)
  3. Ambien (233 people, 15.87%)
  4. Folic acid (224 people, 15.26%)
  5. Nexium (211 people, 14.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

joe (1 year ago):

female, 42, african american, lupus nephritus,ckd,hypertention. was on 5 mg of prednisone got very sick and it was raised to 125 mg daily. she is now on 10 mg daily she started losing memory in march of 2012 and now it is still five minutes to five minutes of forgetfullness.Doctors first said it was th high doses of prednisone ,well she has been off those high doses since july of 2012 and still short term memory is poor. long term is still good. she has lost about five years of memory.
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Janet L (2 years ago):

81 yr old 105# female. Given shock sequence, 4 pills for 4 days, 3 for 4 days, etc. Memory loss overnight on 2cd day. Read and was told it would be temporary. +-9 months later, still complete short term and some long term memory loss.
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James (2 years ago):

Male, 57... have been on prednisone since November 2011, started having memory problems with in 30 day, keeps getting worse. Looking to get off them as quickly as possible and hope my memory comes back
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  • Several months after starting xarelto short term memory losses became annoying, just normal things, but seemed more often. Now I have to write everything down and daughter has to go to appts with me because I can't remember what to say or what doctor said to do.
    Have "fainted" 3 times unexpectedly, with no warning at all,and no memory,just what people around me say happened.
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