Review: could Vimpat cause Cognitive Deterioration?


Summary

Cognitive deterioration is reported only by a few people who take Vimpat. We study 3,001 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Cognitive deterioration. Find out below who they are, when they have Cognitive deterioration and more.

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Vimpat

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Vimpat 3,142 users)

Cognitive Deterioration

Cognitive deterioration (memory impairment) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty - lying down, muscle cramps, gait disturbance, fatigue, anal cancer recurrent (latest reports from 461 Cognitive deterioration patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

3,001 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat.
Among them, 3 people (0.1%) have Cognitive Deterioration


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vimpat cause Cognitive deterioration?

Time on Vimpat when people have Cognitive Deterioration *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cognitive Deterioration when taking Vimpat *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Cognitive Deterioration when taking Vimpat *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 33.33 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Severity if Cognitive Deterioration when taking Vimpat **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (3 people)
  • Seizure - Temporal Lobe (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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