Vimpat and Memory impairment - from FDA reports


Summary

Memory impairment is found among people who take Vimpat, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Keppra, and have Seizures . We study 5,981 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA. Among them, 263 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 6,350 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,192 Memory impairment patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

5,981 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat.
Among them, 263 people (4.4%) have Memory Impairment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vimpat cause Memory impairment?

Time on Vimpat when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.86 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.45 %
  • male: 37.55 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.78 %
  • 10-19: 3.88 %
  • 20-29: 8.53 %
  • 30-39: 20.16 %
  • 40-49: 21.71 %
  • 50-59: 21.71 %
  • 60+: 23.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizures (109 people, 41.44%)
  • Epilepsy (47 people, 17.87%)
  • Convulsion (30 people, 11.41%)
  • Depression (13 people, 4.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 3.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (97 people, 36.88%)
  • Lamictal (55 people, 20.91%)
  • Topamax (30 people, 11.41%)
  • Zonegran (19 people, 7.22%)
  • Trileptal (18 people, 6.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Seizures (75 people, 28.52%)
  • Fatigue (55 people, 20.91%)
  • Headache (40 people, 15.21%)
  • Dizziness (35 people, 13.31%)
  • Convulsion (35 people, 13.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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