Review: could Tegretol cause Memory impairment?
We study 23,949 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 545 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Tegretol (latest outcomes from 24,808 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 467,185 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 17, 2014: 23,949 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 545 people (2.28%) have Memory Impairment. They amount to 0.12% of all the 467,010 people who have Memory Impairment on eHealthMe.
Time on Tegretol when people have Memory impairment * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory impairment||21.90%||34.31%||7.30%||14.60%||8.03%||3.65%||10.22% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Tegretol * :
|Memory impairment||65.56%||34.44% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Tegretol * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||1.15%||5.91%||18.88%||16.75%||16.58%||18.06%||22.66% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Tegretol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||4.35%||39.13%||47.83%||8.70% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (182 people, 33.39%)
- Convulsion (85 people, 15.60%)
- Depression (83 people, 15.23%)
- Thyroid disorder (66 people, 12.11%)
- Pain (44 people, 8.07%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tegretol-xr (80 people, 14.68%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (72 people, 13.21%)
- Neurontin (71 people, 13.03%)
- Lamictal (64 people, 11.74%)
- Topamax (55 people, 10.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Memory loss is a big worry to me. Forget to take or if I've taken medication.
From this study (6 months ago):
Has seizures that will not stop w/o intervention. Er & ICU each time he has one. Aprox ever 3 month or aftera fall on head, Memory loss & confusion increase after the seizure due to seizure activity or ? meds used. Seems to lose more memory each time. Balance is poor, loss of taste since on the meds. the more meds he takes the more symptoms. Posture also worse the more he takes. If he does not take the meds he will have more seizures. No anti seizure drugs have been w/o side effects.
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