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

Summary: Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Risperdal, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Risperdal consta, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 41,470 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 539 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Risperdal

Risperdal has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 42,218 Risperdal 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, 29, 2015: 41,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 539 people (1.30%) have Short-term Memory Loss.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Risperdal reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss33.93%25.89%9.82%8.93%13.39%6.25%1.79%

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

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss43.27%56.73%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.81%21.32%6.30%11.15%19.06%19.55%21.81%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss6.67%46.67%33.33%13.33%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (152 people, 28.20%)
  2. Depression (125 people, 23.19%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (87 people, 16.14%)
  4. Schizoaffective disorder (81 people, 15.03%)
  5. Brain injury (81 people, 15.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal consta (189 people, 35.06%)
  2. Seroquel (164 people, 30.43%)
  3. Paxil (119 people, 22.08%)
  4. Zyprexa (110 people, 20.41%)
  5. Trazodone hcl (80 people, 14.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

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    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

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