Review: could Tegretol cause Memory impairment?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 23,839 people who take Tegretol. Among them, 541 have Memory impairment. See who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Tegretol (latest outcomes from 24,763 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy, seizures. Commonly reported side effects of Tegretol include convulsion, convulsion prophylaxis, fever, rashes, dizziness.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 454,907 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 23,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol. Among them, 541 people (2.27%) have Memory Impairment.
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||22.56%||34.59%||6.77%||15.04%||7.52%||3.01%||10.53% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Tegretol * :
|Memory impairment||65.38%||34.62% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Tegretol * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||1.16%||5.95%||19.01%||16.69%||16.36%||18.18%||22.64% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Tegretol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||5.26%||42.11%||47.37%||5.26% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (182 people, 33.64%)
- Convulsion (85 people, 15.71%)
- Depression (82 people, 15.16%)
- Thyroid disorder (66 people, 12.20%)
- Pain (44 people, 8.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tegretol-xr (80 people, 14.79%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (72 people, 13.31%)
- Neurontin (71 people, 13.12%)
- Lamictal (64 people, 11.83%)
- Topamax (55 people, 10.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 weeks 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.
From this study (1 year ago):
Diagnosed at age 6....Controlled until the last 5 years (2 status epilepticus).
Better now but having a complex partial every couple months. Coming off Vimpat
as the half life being so short caused problems along with other side effects.
Ramping up on Lamotrigine....now at 350mg total. Just experienced a dull stomach discomfort for several days and bloody stools when increasing to 350mg.
Also was taking alot of aspirin the last few weeks as I bruised my ribs during a fall on the lip of the bathroom tab while experiencing a complex partial. Could the bloody stools and stomach discomfort be caused by either the aspirin or the Lamotrigine?
I am presently attempting to improve my beakthrough seizure rate or eliminate them all together through my care at Vanderbilt. If not I am looking at a resection (anterior temporal lobe).
Carbamazazepine - 800mg
Zonisamide - 600mg
Lamotrigine - 350mg (ramping up)
Vimpat - 400mg (ramping down)
Acyclovir - 400mg
Vitamin D-3 - 10,000iu
Vitamin B-12 - 5,000mcg
Pregnenolone - 30mg
Gabba - 750mg
From this study (1 year ago):
confusion, concentration, trouble learning new things
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