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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, 1,470 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 (latest outcomes from 149,937 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 466,972 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,470 people (1.00%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Prednisone when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||25.44%||30.70%||4.39%||7.89%||14.91%||8.77%||7.89% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone * :
|Short-term memory loss||66.67%||33.33% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.37%||0.97%||4.01%||10.11%||16.13%||23.49%||44.91% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||10.71%||57.14%||28.57%||3.57% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (190 people, 12.93%)
- Pain (176 people, 11.97%)
- Osteoporosis (148 people, 10.07%)
- Depression (113 people, 7.69%)
- Hypertension (108 people, 7.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (470 people, 31.97%)
- Aspirin (286 people, 19.46%)
- Ambien (233 people, 15.85%)
- Folic acid (225 people, 15.31%)
- Nexium (211 people, 14.35%)
* 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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