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

Summary: Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Propofol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fentanyl, and have Lung cancer - non-small cell.

We study 10,982 people who have side effects while taking Propofol from FDA and social media. Among them, 98 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

Propofol has active ingredients of propofol. It is often used in colonoscopy abnormal. (latest outcomes from 11,046 Propofol 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 63,420 Short-term memory loss patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 10,981 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol. Among them, 98 people (0.89%) have Short-term Memory Loss.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Propofol reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss80.67%19.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss1.87%0.00%6.54%9.35%14.02%10.28%36.45%21.50%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

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. Non-small cell lung cancer (24 people, 24.49%)
  2. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (24 people, 24.49%)
  3. Pain (9 people, 9.18%)
  4. Sedation (8 people, 8.16%)
  5. General anaesthesia (7 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fentanyl (41 people, 41.84%)
  2. Versed (35 people, 35.71%)
  3. Zometa (33 people, 33.67%)
  4. Lidocaine (33 people, 33.67%)
  5. Heparin (29 people, 29.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was sedated by propophol for 5 days after my lung collapsed and now have no memory of the week before i was hospitalized. has anyone else had this happen?
    While in the hospital with pneumonia my lung collapsed and that required intubation. I was kept sedated with propophol for 5 days and only have a few vague memories of the 10 days before I went into the hospital. Nothing has come back in the 6 weeks since I've been out of the hospital. Has anyone else experienced this and if si, did your memory ever return?
  • My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
  • What's wrong with me?
    I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
    I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
    Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
    I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
    I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
    I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
  • Does one ever get their memory back after discontinueing the tysabri?
    vesicare 10mg x1 bupropion 150mg x1
    lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
    fluoxetine 20mg x1 alprazolam 0.5mg - bedtime
    vigil 250mg x1 melatonin 3mg - bedtime
    aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
    carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
    bupropion 300mg x1
    baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
    alprazolam 0.5mg
    benedryl 50mg.
    bupropion 300mg
  • What is your mental state three months after propofol discontinued
    Was comatose 28 days under propofol while recovering from pneumonia. Continually repeats same life stories. Becomes combative.

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