Review: could Temozolomide cause Short-term Memory Loss?


Summary

Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Temozolomide, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Decadron, and have Glioblastoma multiforme . We study 3,486 people who have side effects while taking Temozolomide from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Temozolomide

Temozolomide has active ingredients of temozolomide. It is often used in glioblastoma multiforme. (latest outcomes from Temozolomide 4,554 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, diarrhea, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 101,369 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

3,486 people reported to have side effects when taking Temozolomide.
Among them, 32 people (0.92%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Temozolomide cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Temozolomide when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 58.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Temozolomide *:

  • female: 48.39 %
  • male: 51.61 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Temozolomide *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.35 %
  • 40-49: 4.35 %
  • 50-59: 56.52 %
  • 60+: 34.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (9 people, 28.12%)
  • Glioblastoma (5 people, 15.62%)
  • Small Cell Carcinoma (2 people, 6.25%)
  • Glioma (2 people, 6.25%)
  • Blood Corticotrophin Increased (2 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (5 people, 15.62%)
  • Keppra (5 people, 15.62%)
  • Dilantin (5 people, 15.62%)
  • Decadron (5 people, 15.62%)
  • Tylenol (3 people, 9.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (9 people, 28.12%)
  • Confusional State (7 people, 21.88%)
  • Pyrexia (6 people, 18.75%)
  • Asthenia (6 people, 18.75%)
  • Fatigue (5 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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