Review: could Vimpat cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?
We study 1,900 people who have side effects while taking Vimpat from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Vimpat (latest outcomes from 2,057 users) has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 467,171 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 15, 2014: 1,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Vimpat. Among them, 42 people (2.21%) 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||38.89%||44.44%||5.56%||11.11%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Vimpat * :
|Memory impairment||68.42%||31.58% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Vimpat * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||1.96%||0.00%||37.25%||21.57%||11.76%||27.45% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Vimpat ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||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, 54.76%)
- Epilepsy (19 people, 45.24%)
- Hypertonic bladder (4 people, 9.52%)
- Complex partial seizures (4 people, 9.52%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (2 people, 4.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Keppra (24 people, 57.14%)
- Carbamazepine (21 people, 50.00%)
- Topiramate (17 people, 40.48%)
- Clobazam (15 people, 35.71%)
- Lamictal (10 people, 23.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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