Review: Short-term memory loss in Prednisone
(By eHealthMe on Dec, 3, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Short-term memory loss (Memory loss) by studying 140,319 people who take Prednisone. We analyze: the time on Prednisone when people have Short-term memory loss, gender and age of these people, the severity of Short-term memory loss, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Prednisone. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 18, 2013: 140,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,362 people (0.97%) 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||25.74%||30.69%||4.95%||8.91%||13.86%||6.93%||8.91% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone * :
|Short-term memory loss||66.82%||33.18% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.40%||1.03%||3.97%||10.41%||14.93%||24.15%||45.12% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||5.00%||60.00%||30.00%||5.00% |
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 (182 people, 13.36%)
- Pain (163 people, 11.97%)
- Osteoporosis (145 people, 10.65%)
- Depression (111 people, 8.15%)
- Hypertension (107 people, 7.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (443 people, 32.53%)
- Aspirin (273 people, 20.04%)
- Ambien (231 people, 16.96%)
- Folic acid (211 people, 15.49%)
- Nexium (206 people, 15.12%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
joe (6 months 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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