Review: could Vimpat cause Memory Impairment?


Summary

Memory impairment is found among people who take Vimpat, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 1,896 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Vimpat

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Vimpat 1,990 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea, memory loss (latest reports from 61,143 Memory impairment patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

1,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat.
Among them, 61 people (3.22%) have Memory Impairment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vimpat cause Memory impairment?

Time on Vimpat when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 34.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Vimpat *:

  • female: 67.21 %
  • male: 32.79 %

Age of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Vimpat *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.79 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 35.71 %
  • 40-49: 19.64 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Severity if Memory Impairment when taking Vimpat **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Memory Impairment **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (20 people)
  • Convulsion (12 people)
  • Seizures (2 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people)
  • Healthy Living (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (17 people)
  • Carbamazepine (13 people)
  • Topiramate (8 people)
  • Clobazam (8 people)
  • Lamictal (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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