Review: could Propofol cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Propofol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fentanyl, and have Hypercalcaemia of malignancy . We study 12,318 people who have side effects while taking Propofol from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Propofol has active ingredients of propofol. It is often used in anaesthesia. (latest outcomes from Propofol 12,693 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with weakness, confusional state, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 76,274 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

12,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 113 people (0.92%) have Short-term Memory Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Propofol cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Propofol when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 71.68 %
  • male: 28.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 2.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.08 %
  • 20-29: 8.08 %
  • 30-39: 14.14 %
  • 40-49: 14.14 %
  • 50-59: 24.24 %
  • 60+: 29.29 %

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

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

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

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (13 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (13 people)
  • General Anaesthesia (10 people)
  • Pain (8 people)
  • Depression (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fentanyl (44 people)
  • Lidocaine (25 people)
  • Zometa (23 people)
  • Versed (23 people)
  • Midazolam Hcl (19 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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