Review: could Vimpat cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?
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 - 6 months, also take medication Keppra, and have Convulsion.
We study 1,913 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 2,069 Vimpat users)
Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory Impairment patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 1,913 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 43 people (2.25%) have Memory Impairment.
Time on Vimpat 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||42.11%||42.11%||5.26%||10.53%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Vimpat * :
|Memory impairment||68.97%||31.03% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Vimpat * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||1.92%||0.00%||38.46%||21.15%||11.54%||26.92% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Vimpat ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsion (23 people, 53.49%)
- Epilepsy (19 people, 44.19%)
- Hypertonic bladder (4 people, 9.30%)
- Complex partial seizures (4 people, 9.30%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (2 people, 4.65%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Keppra (24 people, 55.81%)
- Carbamazepine (21 people, 48.84%)
- Topiramate (17 people, 39.53%)
- Clobazam (15 people, 34.88%)
- Lamictal (10 people, 23.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
- What's wrong with me?
I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
- Does one ever get their memory back after discontinueing the tysabri?
vesicare 10mg x1 bupropion 150mg x1
lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
fluoxetine 20mg x1 alprazolam 0.5mg - bedtime
vigil 250mg x1 melatonin 3mg - bedtime
aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
bupropion 300mg x1
baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
- Memory loss& confusion
I can not remember the majority or most of my past.I am very,very confused about things or stuff that I used to know everything about
- Lichenoid dermatitis caused by vimpat
I was on tegretol and found out it was causing my lichenoid dermatitis so now I'm on vimpat and was wondering if Vimpat causes lichenoid dermatitis too.
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From this study (2 years 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
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