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Review: could Tegretol cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?

Summary: Memory impairment is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Tegretol-xr, and have Epilepsy.

We study 23,991 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 547 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 24,856 Tegretol users)

Memory impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,452 Memory impairment patients)

On Mar, 26, 2015: 23,991 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 547 people (2.28%) have Memory Impairment.

Trend of Memory impairment in Tegretol reports

Time on Tegretol when people have Memory impairment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory impairment21.74%34.78%7.25%14.49%7.97%3.62%10.14%

Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Tegretol * :

Memory impairment65.65%34.35%

Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Tegretol * :

Memory impairment0.00%1.15%5.89%18.82%16.86%16.69%18.00%22.59%

Severity of Memory impairment when taking Tegretol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment4.00%40.00%48.00%8.00%

How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory impairment0.00%9.09%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (182 people, 33.27%)
  2. Convulsion (85 people, 15.54%)
  3. Depression (83 people, 15.17%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (66 people, 12.07%)
  5. Pain (44 people, 8.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tegretol-xr (80 people, 14.63%)
  2. Levothyroxine sodium (72 people, 13.16%)
  3. Neurontin (71 people, 12.98%)
  4. Lamictal (64 people, 11.70%)
  5. Topamax (55 people, 10.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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