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Review: could Prednisone cause Short-term memory loss (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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,763 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

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,083 Prednisone 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 63,324 Short-term memory loss patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 146,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,470 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 loss25.44%30.70%4.39%7.89%14.91%8.77%7.89%

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

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss66.67%33.33%

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%4.01%10.11%16.13%23.49%44.91%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss10.71%57.14%28.57%3.57%

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 (190 people, 12.93%)
  2. Pain (176 people, 11.97%)
  3. Osteoporosis (148 people, 10.07%)
  4. Depression (113 people, 7.69%)
  5. Hypertension (108 people, 7.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (470 people, 31.97%)
  2. Aspirin (286 people, 19.46%)
  3. Ambien (233 people, 15.85%)
  4. Folic acid (225 people, 15.31%)
  5. Nexium (211 people, 14.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

joe (2 years 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 (3 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 (3 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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